This year’s median wait is almost three times longer than the wait recorded in the first national survey in 1993.
hospital wait times
In 2021, the median wait in Alberta between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment was 32.1 weeks.
Canadians could expect a median wait time of 49.2 weeks for neurosurgery.
In 2021, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks (on average) between referral to treatment.
For elective surgery, 99 per cent of Germans reported waiting less than four months compared to 62 per cent of Canadians.
The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.
Patients could expect to wait almost 21 weeks for elective treatment.