Some wait for Godot, others for tests.
Wait times for diagnostic tests have been a thorn in the side of the government and patients for some time.
It’s something a new pilot project in Manitoba may reduce through eliminating diagnostic tests such as CT scans deemed to be “unnecessary” with electronic order entry software.
The software will help physicians choose the most appropriate test by providing them with guidelines for diagnostic imaging at the time the test is ordered.
The Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), developed the project and shopped it around to all the provinces, but Manitoba was the only one that came onboard, said their CEO Normand Laberge.
The $1 million pilot project