Wait times for elective procedures

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Wait times for five common elective procedures: knee replacement, hip replacement, hernia surgery, colonoscopy, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  1. For each procedure, please say how many people met the clinical threshold and were accepted as needing the procedure each year for the past five years.
  2. For each procedure, please say how many elective procedures were performed each year for the past five years.
  3. For each procedure, what was the average wait time from acceptance (referral accepted and meets threshold) to the procedure being performed each year for the past five years.
  4. For each procedure, what was the longest single wait time from acceptance to the procedure being performed? Please provide the information for each year for the past five years.
  5. If there has been an increase in wait times, what was the reason?

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