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Despite high spending, Canada’s health-care system is failing badly

Canada ranked last among universal health-care countries for specialist appointment waits and receipt of elective surgery.


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Understanding universal health care: Cost-Sharing for Patients in Belgium, Part 2

Outpatient pharmaceuticals in Belgium are usually partially reimbursed through a third-party payer scheme.


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Understanding universal health care: Cost- Sharing for Patients in Australia, Part 1

Australian patients can choose to be treated in hospital as either a public or private patient.


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Average Canadian family will pay almost $16,000 for health care this year

The cost of health care has increased by 210.3 per cent while incomes have only risen 116.3 per cent.


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Comparing Canada’s health-care system with other countries, Part 5: Tying it All Together

There's a clear imbalance between health-care spending and performance in Canada.


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More successful universal health-care countries employ some form of cost-sharing

In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.


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Patient ‘cost-sharing’ might help shorten wait times in Canada

The vast majority of universal health-care systems worldwide employ some form of cost-sharing.


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B.C. can tackle health-care wait times by learning from more successful universal systems

According to the province’s official figures, at least 88,300 patients continue to languish on surgical wait lists.