Canada has the seventh-worst “case fatality rate” among advanced countries.
access to health care
Each additional hospital bed (per 1,000 people) was associated with 31.5 fewer COVID-19 deaths per million.
Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.
Patients could expect to wait almost 21 weeks for elective treatment.
A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.
Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.
Alberta is a comparatively high spender on health care but at best a modest performer.