An Initial Analysis of Emergency Departments and Urgent Care in Winnipeg
It is late at night. You've fallen, hurt your wrist and fear it may be broken. A friend offers you a ride to an emergency department(ED), and reminds you that Urgent Care (UC) at the Misericordia Health Centre is also available. Is an ED the right place for you to go to? Should you go to UC or wait to see your family doctor in the morning? How long will you have to wait to receive care? Every day, hundreds of people in Winnipeg are faced with these questions.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
Room 408-727 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada