Referral to Specialist/Diagnostics

Key Actions:
  • Collect and monitor data on ultrasound wait times by level of urgency, and reduce wait times for elective ultrasounds.

Outcome:
  • By March 31, 2019, there will be a 50% decrease in wait time for appropriate referral from primary care provider to all specialists or diagnostics.

Improvement Target:
  • By March 31, 2015, a provincial model is developed for appropriate referral to diagnostics and specialists in one or two clinical areas (provincial target).

Benefits of this Work:
  • This outcome is focused on ensuring all patients have access to timely Diagnostic Services so treatment is not delayed.