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Management of MRI Services - April 2017

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans help clinicians diagnose, monitor, and treat patients’ medical conditions. MRI use has increased significantly over the past decade, both across Canada and in Manitoba. The Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living’s data shows the annual volume of MRI scans in Manitoba increased 169% between 2005 and 2015, from 27,789 scans to 74,684. It is concerning, however, that between 2011 and 2015 the average MRI wait time in Manitoba steadily grew from 12 to 23 weeks—an increase of 92%. As of June 2016, there were 21,323 people waiting for MRI scans and the average wait time was still 23 weeks. A 2016 Canadian Institute for Health Information report showed that Manitoba’s wait times were among the longest in Canada for provinces with available data.

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Follow-up of Recommendations - March 2017

The report presents the implementation status, as at September 30, 2016 of 262 recommendations included in 20 audit reports issued between January 2013 and July 2015. The report shows that 130 recommendations remain in progress, with 27 of these having made significant progress. For 5 of the 20 reports, all of the recommendations have been implemented (totaling 31 recommendations).