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Surgical Booking Resources

Since 2003, Saskatchewan’s Surgical Registry has provided a comprehensive database of patients waiting for surgery and detailed information about surgery performed. Data from the Registry informs resource planning by government, supports service delivery by the SHA, and gives patients transparent information and equitable access to the care.

Booking Form

Maintaining a Surgical Registry requires standardization among hospitals and surgical facilities in how information about surgical cases is collected and reported. To that end, the Ministry provides a single surgical booking form for use by surgeons, which ensures that the same information is collected province-wide. Booking Forms for Regina and Saskatoon have customized physician order sections.

Diagnosis-based Prioritization

Saskatchewan’s old method of surgical prioritization is currently being replaced with a new method that assigns priority for surgical procedures based on standard categories of patient diagnosis. The Saskatchewan Surgical Council, Saskatchewan Health Authority, and the Ministry of Health support this initiative.
As of April 1 2024, surgeons will be required to provide the following new data when submitting a surgical booking form: a six-character diagnosis code and the associated diagnosis description, which you will find on the Saskatchewan Diagnosis Code List 2024-25. 

Questions or concerns can be addressed to

Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to create a Surgical Registry and provide IT infrastructure for a single provincial repository of surgical patient data. Collecting and maintaining accurate data on surgical wait lists and the number and type of surgeries performed is beneficial to the public, the Ministry and the health system.

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