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Regina health region says contracting out MRIs is more cost effective

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REGINA - The Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region is chipping away at the issue of long wait times, one private health-care provider at a time.

The latest contract will have Mayfair Diagnostics offering MRI scans at the end of October.

The community-based company is expected to provide 5,500 scans per year for three years.

The health region currently has two main MRI machines at the Regina General Hospital and a third temporary machine being leased on a monthly basis.

Health region CEO Keith Dewar says the community-based service will replace the need for the third machine.

Dewar says the health region is close to reaching the mandate for wait times for MRI scans.

The deadline for private contractors to bid on endoscopy services is coming up at the end of September.

The health region hopes to have a community-based provider for things like colonoscopies and cancer screening available by May 2015.

“They are all insured services, they are just delivered in a different setting,” Dewar says, adding using third-party providers has proven to be more cost-effective.

(CJME)

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