health care wait times

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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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Alberta takes another step towards reducing health-care wait times

In 2021, the median wait in Alberta between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment was 32.1 weeks.


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Long wait times for health care predated pandemic

Canadians could expect a median wait time of 49.2 weeks for neurosurgery.


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Alberta’s health-care reforms don’t go far enough

Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.


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COVID exacerbates—not creates—Canada’s long health-care wait times

In 2021, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks (on average) between referral to treatment.


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B.C.’s new MRI machine won’t solve province’s wait-time problem

The province's MRI wait time was longer than the national average.


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Nova Scotia can improve health care without breaking the bank

Since 1999, the provincial government increased health-care spending by more than 78 per cent.


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New report highlights Canada’s low health-care ranking among peer countries

Canada ranked last on timely access to specialist consultations and elective/non-emergency surgery.


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Wait times—the other health-care crisis

The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.


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Court ruling locks patients into government-run health care

More than one million patients in Canada waited almost 20 weeks (on average) for medically necessary care last year.