Last Updated : September 15, 2023
Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is increasing and worsening in jurisdictions across Canada. In response, CADTH is updating the evidence on a series of reports published in 2006 about the causes and consequences of, and solutions to, ED overcrowding in health care systems across the country.
Five CADTH reports will be published between now and September (in addition to final guidance, which will be released in the fall of 2023):
Equity and ethical considerations will be integrated across all components of this project. Informed by the evidence, in the fall of 2023 CADTH’s Health Technology Expert Review Panel will also issue guidance for decision- and policy-makers about which interventions to consider to effectively alleviate ED overcrowding in Canada.
To enhance the quality and relevance of this work, CADTH is engaging people with extensive personal and/or professional experience with ED care within the Canadian health system.
End of feedback period: September, 2023