Connecting with Canadians

Presentation:

Improving Wait Times in the Referral-Consultation Process: WCWL Priority Referral Scores

by Carolyn DeCoster, Tom Noseworthy


Tom Noseworthy is Director, Centre for Health and Policy Studies, Professor (Health Policy and Management) and Head, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary. In 2007, he was named by the Governor General as a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to medicine and health care policy. Carolyn DeCoster is a Senior Researcher with Alberta Health Services (Calgary Health Region) and holds faculty appointments in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Universities of Calgary and Manitoba. In a joint presentation, Dr. Noseworthy and Dr. DeCoster outlined approaches to developing a prioritization system for referrals from primary care.

Release Date: 30 Apr 2009
Number of pages: 24
Document number: 51277