Action Needed on Psychiatric Wait Times Say Psychiatrists

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is disappointed that the Wait Time Alliance Report released today highlights that, for the sixth consecutive year, no progress has been made in publicly releasing wait times for psychiatric care. Although tracking wait times in health is a provincial responsibility, the federal government, through the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, has a role to play in developing a common approach to measuring access to care. 

 The CPA would also like to see the federal government work closely with the provinces and territories to facilitate the identification and scale-up of proven service delivery innovations by creating a Mental Health Innovation Fund.

Read the 2014 Wait Time Alliance Report. 

Read the CPA media release.

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