Emergency Department Overcrowding in Canada: An Update

( Last Updated : March 17, 2023)
Project Status:
In Progress
In Progress
Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Optimal Use
Project Number:
OP0553-000 - RE0044-000


Emergency department overcrowding is increasing and worsening in jurisdictions across Canada. In response, CADTH is undertaking an update to a series of reports published in 2006 to examine the evidence and expert-informed considerations about the causes and consequences of, and solutions to, emergency department overcrowding in health care systems across the country.

As part of this work, CADTH will develop statements or recommendations to address which evidence-informed solutions should be considered to inform decision- and policy-making to effectively alleviate overcrowding of emergency department services in Canada.

To enhance the quality and relevance of this work, CADTH is engaging people with extensive personal and/or professional experience with emergency department care within the Canadian health system.

CADTH Call for Statements of Interest

End of feedback period: September, 2023


Statements of Interest