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Table 9. Percentage of Canadians accessing care who considered waiting time unacceptable1, by type of specialized service2, Canada
Type of specialized service accessed 2003 2005
95% confidence interval Estimate
95% confidence interval
Specialist visits
26.6 to 31.5
26.1 to 31.1
Non-emergency surgeries
14.2 to 9.7
13.5 to 18.1
Diagnostic tests
17.9 to 23.8
18.2 to 23.4
1. Based on population accessing these services in past 12 months.
2. "Specialized services" includes specialist visits for a new illness or condition; non-emergency surgery other than dental surgery; and selected diagnostic tests (non-emergency MRIs, CT scans, and angiographies).
Notes: Household population aged 15 and over. Analysis excludes non-response ("I don't know", "not stated", and "refusal").
Data source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey, Health Services Access Subsample, 2003 and 2005.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2006, Access to health care in Canada, Catalogue number 82-575-XWE2006002.