Last year, Ontarians waited (on average) 29.7 weeks for orthopedic surgery.
cost of health care
Provincial and territorial governments spent about $157 billion on health care last year.
In 2017, wait times cost the Canadian economy an estimated $1.9 billion—roughly $1,800 per person waiting.
Canada ranks among the world’s top spenders, but ranks poorly on several important health-care indicators.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.