Hip replacement wait times increasing for patients in Quebec: CIHI

Wait times for most priority procedures — hip replacement, knee replacement, cataract surgery, radiation therapy and hip fracture repair — continue to vary depending on where patients live.

Quick facts about Quebec

Patients experienced longer wait times for hip replacement in 2018 compared with 2016.

  • Hip replacement: 80% of residents received a hip replacement within the recommended wait time of 6 months in 2018, compared with 85% of residents in 2016. In all of Canada, the 2018 statistic was 75%.
  • Knee replacement: 77% of residents received a knee replacement within the recommended wait time of 6 months in 2018, compared with 80% of residents in 2016. In all of Canada, the 2018 statistic was 69%.
  • Cataract surgery: 83% of residents received cataract surgery within the recommended wait time of 16 weeks in 2018, compared with 86% of residents in 2016. In all of Canada, the 2018 statistic was 70%.
  • Hip fracture repair: Data is not available. (Hip fracture repair data for Quebec is collected through a different database that does not provide details on procedure times.)
  • Radiation therapy: 97% of residents received radiation therapy within the recommended wait time of 28 days in 2018, compared with 98% of residents in 2016. In all of Canada, the 2018 statistic was 97% as well.

—The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

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