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B.C. government must fundamentally reform health care to shorten wait times

In 2021/22, 41 per cent of all hospital care in Australia took place in private facilities.

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Ottawa’s health-care deal cements failed status quo in Canada

Last year Canadians endured the longest median wait time (27.7 weeks) ever recorded for non-emergency surgery.

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Ontario needs health-care reform not more billions from taxpayers

In other countries with universal health care, patients are free to seek care privately and are not shackled to the government system.

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Public-private partnerships the norm in higher-performing universal health-care systems

The median wait time in Ontario last year (21.6 weeks) was more than twice as long as the 9.1-week wait in 1993.

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Albertans endure some of the longest health-care waits in Canada

The province's median wait between referral and receipt of treatment was 33.5 weeks.

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Canadians face longest health-care wait times on record

The median wait time between referral from a family doctor to treatment now stands at 27.7 weeks.

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Canada remains poor performer among countries with universal health care

Among universal health-care countries, Canada ranked 28th out of 30 for the number of physicians available per 1,000 people.

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Alberta’s bureaucratic shuffle bears little resemblance to necessary health-care reforms

Australia, Switzerland and Germany all deliver more timely universal care with comparable levels of spending to Canada.

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Enough talk, it's time to fix health care in Canada

In 2022, the wait between a specialist visit and treatment was 27.4 weeks.

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Nova Scotia government must consider bold health-care reform

Last year, the median wait time between referral to treatment in Nova Scotia was 58.2 weeks, dwarfing the national average.