More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.
Queen’s Park is throwing money at the problem and hoping it will disappear.
Under Medicare in the U.S., private insurers compete to offer coverage within regions.
Last year’s estimated average wait between referral to treatment in Alberta was 22.9 weeks.
In 2016, B.C. patients waited 25.2 weeks for medically necessary treatment after referral from a GP.
Canadians have long suffered through long wait times for health care.
Every province in Canada has a prescription drug insurance program for low-income and vulnerable citizens.
The FDA is fundamentally reforming its drug approval process.
Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.
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