Access to Care

 

EN FINAL 2015 WTA Report Card REV

 

Access to Care is an area of strong interest to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS). Through Access to Care, the CCS promotes awareness and adoption of cardiovascular benchmarks and undertakes new initiatives to provide insight into access to care issues along the continuum of care. As a partner in the Wait Time Alliance, the CCS has released Benchmarks for Cardiovascular Care and participated in the annual Wait Time Alliance Report Card.

Chair: Dr. Heather Ross, Toronto, ON


 

 

Recommendations

Through the Wait Time Alliance, the CCS has made recommendations regarding upper limit wait time benchmarks for cardiovascular services and procedures by urgency category.

Read CCS’ cardiac care wait time benchmarks.

 

Key Publications of Interest

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Access to Care Workshop proceedings and next steps

National Survey on Access to Care at Tertiary Cardiac Care Centres: Highlights

Universal access – but when? Treating the right patient at the right time

Wait-time benchmarks for cardiovascular services and procedures