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COVID-19-Status of deferred medical procedures/services

COVID-19 - Status of deferred medical procedures/services in Canada

 

When provinces in Canada began lockdowns in March due to COVID-19, thousands of medical procedures and services were deferred. As provinces began easing lockdown measures, plans were put in place plans to resume these deferred procedures and services.

Given the immense impact these deferrals have had on patient care and the important role our members play in supporting the healthcare system, Medtech Canada is monitoring the status of resuming these deferred procedures and services in Canada and we’re sharing this information below:

 

Ontario

Provincial Plan: https://www.ontariohealth.ca/sites/ontariohealth/files/2020-05/A%20Measured%20Approach%20to%20Planning%20for%20Surgeries%20and%20Procedures%20During%20the%20COVID-19%20Pandemic.pdf

 

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/operational_requirements_health_sector.pdf

 

News: https://www.qpbriefing.com/2020/07/13/health-teams-and-patients-breathing-sigh-of-relief-as-some-hospitals-ramp-up-scheduled-surgeries/

 

Quebec

Provincial Plan: https://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/professionnels/documents/coronavirus-2019-ncov/PJ3_Plan-provincial-reprise-activites_2020-04-24.pdf

Prioritization system for access to surgery: https://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/professionnels/documents/coronavirus-2019-ncov/PJ1-Systeme-priorisation-acces-chirurgie-pandemie-v4-4.pdf

Stats by surgical area:

April: https://medtechcanada.org/resource/resmgr/covid_docs/QC_April_Stats_Acces_aux_chi.pdf

May:

https://medtechcanada.org/resource/resmgr/covid_docs/QC_May_Stats_Accès_aux_chiru.pdf

 

BC

Provincial Plan: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/conducting-health-research/surgical-renewal-plan.pdf

News: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-bcs-enormous-surgery-backlog-underscores-the-need-for-health-care/

 

Alberta

Provincial Plan: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16956.aspx

 

New Brunswick

News: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-backlog-surgeries-extended-shutdown-covid-1.5674399


National Updates

CADTH Briefing Note: https://cadth.ca/sites/default/files/covid-19/covid-briefing-note-patient-flow-final.pdf

News: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-lessons-learned-will-prove-crucial-in-preventing-a-second-wave-of/


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Medtech Canada is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our association advocates for achieving patient access to leading edge, innovative technology solutions that provide valuable outcomes. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our health care system. The medical technology industry in Canada employs over 35,000 Canadians in approximately 1,500 facilities across the country.



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