Hospitals currently view patients as costs that eat into the budget.
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Canada already ranked among the highest health-care spenders in the world before the pandemic.
Eighteen per cent of Canadians reported waiting four months or more for elective surgery compared to zero per cent in Germany.
Under the current system, four-in-five Canadians do not struggle to pay for their medication.
While doctors are incentivized to deliver care, patients face no monetary cost for treatment.
Canada ranks among the world’s top spenders, but ranks poorly on several important health-care indicators.
Private for-profit hospitals comprise 39 per cent of hospitals in Australia and 43 per cent in Germany.