Patients in the province faced a median wait of 20.3 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2022.
This year’s median wait is almost three times longer than the wait recorded in the first national survey in 1993.
Canada ranked last among universal health-care countries for specialist appointment waits and receipt of elective surgery.
Outpatient pharmaceuticals in Belgium are usually partially reimbursed through a third-party payer scheme.
Last year, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks from referral by a family physician to elective surgical care.
There's a clear imbalance between health-care spending and performance in Canada.
According to the province’s official figures, at least 88,300 patients continue to languish on surgical wait lists.
Canada ranked last on timely access to specialty and surgical care.
Canada ranked 25th out of 26 countries for the number of acute care beds.