A coalition of physician associations is pressing provincial governments to expand previously established wait time benchmarks to cover additional specialties. The Wait Time Alliance has proposed new benchmarks for emergency care, psychiatric care, plastic surgery, gastroenterology and anaesthesiology in a new report. The Alliance is hoping the provincial governments will announce initiatives to apply these benchmarks by the end of the year.

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