The province's wait times were 6.5 weeks longer than the national average.
health care wait times
Patients in the province face a median wait of 20.3 weeks for medically necessary care.
Wait times in the province more than doubled from 10.4 weeks in 1993 to 25.8 weeks in 2022.
An estimated 181,333 Albertans faced a median wait of 19.2 weeks between specialist consultation and treatment.
At 58.2 weeks, the province’s median wait time is more than double the national average.
According to the court, we must have equal distribution of medical resources, even if that prevents you from obtaining private care that would save your life.
Countries with shorter wait times do universal health care differently than Canada.
Patients needing neurosurgery faced a typical wait of more than a year.
This year’s median wait is almost three times longer than the wait recorded in the first national survey in 1993.