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Understanding universal health care: Cost-Sharing for Patients in Belgium, Part 2

Outpatient pharmaceuticals in Belgium are usually partially reimbursed through a third-party payer scheme.


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Understanding universal health care: Cost- Sharing for Patients in Australia, Part 1

Australian patients can choose to be treated in hospital as either a public or private patient.


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Overwhelming evidence—it’s time to fix Canadian health care

Canada ranked last on the timeliness of both specialist and elective surgical care.


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More successful universal health-care countries employ some form of cost-sharing

In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.


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Patient ‘cost-sharing’ might help shorten wait times in Canada

The vast majority of universal health-care systems worldwide employ some form of cost-sharing.


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The Fraser Institute’s most recent wait times report finds that wait times (GP to treatment) have almost doubled since 1993.


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It’s likely no coincidence that countries with cost-sharing programs in place have waiting times that are significantly shorter than those in Canada.


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