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Pan Canadian Benchmarks for Surgery

Canada’s First Ministers signed a 10-year health renewal and funding agreement on September 16, 2004. That agreement led to the establishment of the first pan Canadian benchmarks for access to health services announced on December 12, 2005. Saskatchewan is committed to meeting the pan Canadian benchmarks while continuing to address its own target time frames for surgery.

The following outlines the pan Canadian benchmarks and the planned time frames for their achievement in Saskatchewan. Click on the links below to see current data and trend graphs for each of the pan Canadian benchmarks:

Pan Canadian Benchmarks and Target Dates for Achieving Them

Knee Replacements

Hip Replacements

Hip Fracture Repair

Cataract Surgery

Bypass Surgery (CABG)

Radiation therapy is the responsibility of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. Information on the benchmark "radiation therapy within four weeks of being ready to treat" is available on the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency website.

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