Term: Waiting Time-Median

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26

Definition:

The length of time half the people (the mid-point) had to wait for surgery. Unlike the mean, the median is not influenced by outliers, but does not allow adjustments for other factors in making comparisons.

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References 

  • De Coster C, Carriere KC, Peterson S, Walld R, MacWilliam L. Surgical Waiting Times in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1998. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • De Coster C, MacWilliam L, Walld R. Waiting Times for Surgery Report: 1997/98 and 1998/99 Update. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 2000. [Report] [Summary] (View)


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