WESTERN UNIVERSITY STUDY LOOKING TO FIX HOSPTIAL WAIT TIMES 7/11/2018 9:08:26 AM
A study published by Western University suggests they may have a cure to hallway medicine.
Professor David Stanford authored the report along with some of his former PhD students and says that the current administrative approach isn't working.
The current system categorizes patients who come in based on their level of illness but doesn't take into account how long they have been in the hospital for
The current system treats the most severe level one resuscitation patients first, and the level 5, non-urgent patients last.
Stanford says that this study builds on that.
Basically what it outlines is a point system that awards triaged patients between levels 3 to 5 points based on how long they have been in the hospital for, and how severe the illness is.
Stanford said that he has reached out to other doctors across the country, and hopes to reach out to Doug Ford's provincial government.