Cancer care has been designated as a priority program across Canada and cancer care wait times for radiation and surgery have dropped because of increased resources. But according to a recent press release despite more than doubling the budget for systemic treatment (chemo) since 2003 wait times haven't changed. I'm not exactly sure why this is happening as they don't seem to have posted the report on-line at Cancer Care Ontario but the press release states that the lack of change is due to increased use of the system (more people receive multiple doses of chemo) and a lack of medical oncologists. I'd like to read more about this because doubling the budget should have some effect on the wait time?
Ian Furst http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com
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