Canada ranked last on the timeliness of both specialist and elective surgical care.
access to health care
There's a clear imbalance between health-care spending and performance in Canada.
In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.
Canada ranked last on timely access to specialty and surgical care.
Canada ranked 25th out of 26 countries for the number of acute care beds.
Since 1999, the provincial government increased health-care spending by more than 78 per cent.
The province spent more per-capita on health care than any other province.
The province had the capacity to perform more than 1.3 million CT exams but only 419,000 were actually performed.
Canada has the seventh-worst “case fatality rate” among advanced countries.
Each additional hospital bed (per 1,000 people) was associated with 31.5 fewer COVID-19 deaths per million.