Patients in the province faced a median wait of 33.3 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment.
The vast majority of universal health-care systems worldwide employ some form of cost-sharing.
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.
The share of provincial budgets consumed by health care will increase to an estimated 42.6 per cent by 2031.
Canada’s premiers are meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon this week and health-care transfers from Ottawa may be high on the agenda.