Health Care Concerns – Injured Patients

– Due to long waiting times to be evaluated, many patients have little or no treatment initially after an acute injury, Delays in diagnosis and treatment can reduce the success of completely recovering from an injury.

– Many patients with acute injuries attempt to be seen at the local emergency departments, but the wait times to be seen are usually very long.

– It often takes days to be seen by one’s family physician after suffering a muscle or joint injury .

– Patients are often subjected to unnecessary and sometimes costly investigations after an injury.

– When a particular investigation is required, such as an MRI, the wait time can be extremely long.

– There are often long delays in seeing an orthopedic surgeon if needed after an acute injury.

РPatients may be at risk of premature arthritic changes in joints that have been injured, when there are delays in conservative or surgical treatment.