canadian wait times for medical treatment

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Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland all have some type of health-care cost-sharing scheme.

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Canada has one of the most expensive universal health-care systems in the world, yet on indicator after indicator, we’re not getting good value for our money.

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Over the past two decades, the general Canadian attitude toward wait times for medical treatment seems to have evolved into a resigned acceptance of this ostensibly “mild nuisance” in an otherwise excellent system. It’s time for a reality check.