Australia, Switzerland and Germany all deliver more timely universal care with comparable levels of spending to Canada.
In 2022, the wait between a specialist visit and treatment was 27.4 weeks.
Last year, the median wait time between referral to treatment in Nova Scotia was 58.2 weeks, dwarfing the national average.
Canada ranked 28th out of 30 universal health-care countries with 2.8 physicians per 1,000 people.
According to estimates, Ontarians were waiting for 369,402 procedures in 2022.
Canada ranked dead last on timely access to specialists and surgical care.
Last year, Albertans waited 33.3 weeks between referral and medically necessary non-emergency treatment.
A typical family with an average household income of $169,296 will pay an estimated $16,950 for public health care this year.
The province expects to receive more than $6 billion from Ottawa via the Canada Health Transfer this year.
Last year, Canadians could expect a median wait of 27.4 weeks between referral to a specialist and receipt of treatment.