Last year, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks from referral by a family physician to elective surgical care.
private health care
In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.
Patients in the province waited 26.2 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2021.
Policymakers in Canada should learn how other countries with older populations are mitigating demographic challenges.
Rethinking Long-Term Care in Canada: Lessons on Public-Private Collaboration from Four Countries with Universal Health Care
Patients in the province waited 33.3 weeks (on average) for medically necessary treatment.