An overview of operating room use in Quebec hospitals

As questions abound regarding management and resource use in the public health care system, it is important to evaluate the place the private sector could occupy. With this first Economic Note on the use of health care resources, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) wishes to add some thoughts on the optimization of operating blocks in Quebec. A later Economic Note will look into the supply of human resources in the health care system.

Links of interest

Media Release: According to an investigation by the Montreal Economic Institute: Operating rooms are used at less than 50% of capacity

Léger Marketing Opinion Poll, October 16, 2006: The Opinion of Canadians on Access to Health Care

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