At the beginning of 2023, at least 645,000 Canadians were waiting for surgery.
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Canada had 2.8 physicians per 1,000 population, ranking 26th out of 28 countries.
A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.
Even the U.K. has a robust parallel private system, often used as an alternative to the ailing National Health Service.
Almost three-quarters of Canada’s total tax burden is paid by the working-age population.
Average per person spending on health care for Canadians over 70 is $13,797.