The report, released by the Fraser Institute, shows a decrease in the number of patients waiting more than three months for medical treatment decreased by 75 percent in 2014.
Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the decrease can be credited to The Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative and the methods it implemented.
“We’ve had some good success with things like pooled referrals, but not all surgical areas and not all specialty areas are a part of a pooled referral network yet. So, there is still some work that still needs to be done to increase options for patients.”
Duncan says the province will be closely monitoring the use of private MRIs in Saskatchewan, a service that became available in March, to see what kind of affect it has on surgical wait times.