The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.
hospital wait times
Patients could expect to wait almost 21 weeks for elective treatment.
In 2016, Canadians could expect to wait 10.6 weeks for medically necessary treatment after seeing a specialist.
In 2016, the median wait time between referral to treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever recorded.
Report finds that only three out of four Canadians receive treatment within the medically recommended wait time.
In France, universally accessible hospital care is delivered by public, not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals.
Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.