The province's median wait time between referral to a specialist and receipt of treatment was 43.3 weeks.
The median wait between specialist visit to treatment in the province exceeded what physicians consider reasonable by more than one month.
Patients in the province could expect to wait 25.8 weeks (on average) between a specialist referral and receipt of treatment.
Dutch residents must purchase a standard insurance package from one of several private insurers.
Patients needing neurosurgery faced a typical wait of more than a year.
Canada ranked last on access to specialist visits in under four weeks.
Outpatient pharmaceuticals in Belgium are usually partially reimbursed through a third-party payer scheme.
Australian patients can choose to be treated in hospital as either a public or private patient.
If the provinces increased provincial spending, they’d either have to raise taxes or run larger budget deficits.
Government policies and regulations have created an environment hostile to research and innovation.
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