Single-Entry Models in Surgical Services

( Last Updated : May 26, 2021)
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Single-entry models (SEMs) are an approach to waitlist management that have been used extensively in the Canadian and international context. There is a small body of evidence that shows SEMs contribute to reduced wait times and waitlist lengths. This briefing note examines four SEMs that have been implemented in the Canadian context and describes key success factors and challenges in SEM implementation.