Patients in Canada faced a median wait of 27.4 weeks for medically necessary treatment.
Eighteen per cent of Canadians reported waiting four months or more for elective surgery compared to zero per cent in Germany.
Hospitals in Switzerland compete with one another for patients.
In 2016, B.C. patients waited 25.2 weeks for medically necessary treatment after referral from a GP.
Nearly every other developed country pursues universal health care through a combination of government, private non-profit and for-profit institutions.