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Estimate Your Wait Time

Estimate your Wait by Surgeon
The following reports can give you an approximate time you can expect to wait, depending on the type of procedure and where you are having your surgery. For more detail on wait times by surgeon and procedure, check the Specialist Directory.

If you are not satisfied with the estimated wait time for a particular surgeon, the Specialist Directory will allow you and your family physician to find other surgeons with potentially shorter wait times.

PatientCurrent Wait Times - Median/90th Percentile
This report is useful to determine wait times in different health regions for each specialty. For instance, wait times for general surgery are typically shorter in smaller sites than in Regina and Saskatoon. The report shows the median and 90th percentile wait times, number of patients currently waiting and the percentage of those waiting who had already waited greater than 12 months. The information is available by health region and specialty. Data is a summary of the past six months.

Current Wait Times - Distribution
This report provides further detail on wait times in different health regions for each specialty. You can see in the past six months where patients received their surgery very quickly and where patients were waiting longer. The information is available by specialty and waiting and percent that waited greater than 12 months.

Wait Time Trends
This report is useful for monitoring the progress made in reducing surgical wait times in the province. This report shows the monthly trend over the last 7 years of the median and 90th percentile wait times. Data is available by health region.

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