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Table 10. Percentage of Canadians accessing care who were affected by waiting, by type of specialized service1, Canada2
Type of specialized service accessed 2003 2005
Estimate % 95% confidence interval Estimate % 95% confidence interval
Specialist visits
16.5 to 20.5
15.6 to 19.9
Non-emergency surgeries
7.8 to 11.8
8.9 to 13.1
Diagnostic tests
10.9 to 16.4
9.8 to 14.7
1. "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).
2. Based on population accessing these services in past 12 months.
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.