Health Literacy Pop Quiz

QUESTION: Going to the Emergency Department? How many hours till you are first seen by the Doctor?


ANSWER:

Approximately 2.5 hours. Up to 4 hours! That’s NOT the total length of your visit. So….. bring a book.

Here’s the trend graph in Island Health and Canada, below.

Note this is all pre-pandemic data… currently, people may not be able to access their family doctor or walk-in clinic so wait times may actually be higher, especially for non-life-threatening patient issues.


Emergency Department Wait Time for Physician Initial Assessment


(90% Spent Less, in Hours)

Canadian Institute for Health Information. Emergency Department Wait Time for Physician Initial Assessment (90% Spent Less, in Hours) [indicator]. Accessed February 28, 2022.

Want to see the local Island Health data? Compare it to the rest of BC and Canada?

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