It’s a scenario that happens in doctors’ offices every day.
A patient who has waited months – often over a year – to see an orthopaedic surgeon finally has their appointment and is told surgery is not the right treatment. Their wait begins again to see a specialist like a physiotherapist. Or, if they are referred for surgery, another frustratingly long wait is before them as they continue to deal with debilitating and often unbearable joint or lower back pain.
However, a comprehensive new model at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is aiming to reduce these months-long waits to simply weeks.
Read the full article in the Hospital News.