Other countries include the private sector as a partner in the universal health-care framework.
canadian health care
Australia’s health-care system outperformed Canada’s on many measures including the availability of physicians and hospital beds.
Only 62 per cent of patients in Canada received elective care within four months compared to 99 per cent in Germany.
The province's health-care wait times are longer than the national average.
Among universal health-care countries, Canada ranks poorly on several key indictors including number of hospital beds.
Participating hospitals have reduced wait times to well below the provincial average.
Canada now has the most expensive universal health-care system in the world.
Canada ranked last among universal health-care countries for specialist appointment waits and receipt of elective surgery.