He used this analogy:
“Sometimes public health care is like the human body. When you have an ailment in one area, you need to look somewhere else in the anatomy for the cause or the contributor”
As we discussed in an earlier blog post, long waits are symptoms of wider system issues. This article demonstrates how effective setting measurable goals and targets can be. In this case, by using multidisciplinary teams and incentives to reach a benchmark, preliminary results are suggesting that this strategy has saved bed-days and improved wait times.