The median wait time for surgery in Alberta was 33.5 weeks, one of the longest waits in the country.
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Only 62 per cent of patients in Canada received elective care within four months compared to 99 per cent in Germany.
The province's average wait time for health care grew from 18.5 weeks in 2008 to 33.5 weeks in 2023.
The province's health-care wait times are longer than the national average.
The province's wait times were 6.5 weeks longer than the national average.
Last year, Albertans waited 33.3 weeks between referral and medically necessary non-emergency treatment.
An estimated 181,333 Albertans faced a median wait of 19.2 weeks between specialist consultation and treatment.
Research has repeatedly shown that money isn’t the problem—the problem is the value we get for our money.
Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.
Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.