Surgical Wait Times

 

 

Canadian Wait Times

The recommended wait time (benchmark) for joint replacements in Canada is 182 days (6 months). 

Every province reports the percentage of hip and knee replacements performed within 182 days (6 months).

Every province also reports how many days or weeks it took for 90% of patients waiting for surgery to actually undergo surgery.

As you read wait time data in each province, the key measures to look for are (1) percentage of procedures performed in 182 days (a high % = good) and (2) the number of days or weeks that 90% of patients waited for surgery to be performed (a low # = good).

Hip Replacements

  • Before the pandemic 75% of hip replacements in Canada were performed within 182 days (6 months). 
  • Before the pandemic, it took 271 days for 90% of all patients waiting for hip replacement to undergo surgery.  In 2021, the number of days increased to 369 days.

Knee Replacements

  • Before the pandemic 70% of knee replacements in Canada were performed within 182 days (6 months). 
  • Before the pandemic, it took 314 days for 90% of all patients waiting for knee replacement to undergo surgery.  In 2021, the number of days increased to 425 days.

For more detailed information on hip and knee replacement data in Canada please click here.

If you have suggestions or comments to improve orthopaedic surgical wait times in Canada, please email us at orthopaedicscanada@gmail.com

National Wait Times

Alberta Wait Times

British Columbia Wait Times

Manitoba Wait Times

Newfoundland Wait Times

New Brunswick Wait Times

Nova Scotia Wait Times

Ontario Wait Times

PEI Wait Times

Quebec Wait Times

Saskatchewan Wait Times