WEST: Visualizing Surgery Waiting Times


F. Rajabiyazdi, C. Perin, S. Carpendale. WEST: Visualizing non-Emergency Surgery Waiting Times, Presented at the IEEE Information Visualization Conference, VIS'15, Chicago, USA, 2015. PDF


We present WESt, a visualization for surgery waiting times applied to the province of British Columbia (BC) in Canada. This project is motivated by the long waiting time for surgeries in BC, which has the potential to put patients in danger and put extra pressure on clinicians. WESt helps patients select a hospital and a physician, and to explore their options in order to get their surgery as soon as possible.


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