Canada ranked last among universal health-care countries for specialist appointment waits and receipt of elective surgery.
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Outpatient pharmaceuticals in Belgium are usually partially reimbursed through a third-party payer scheme.
Australian patients can choose to be treated in hospital as either a public or private patient.
The cost of health care has increased by 210.3 per cent while incomes have only risen 116.3 per cent.
There's a clear imbalance between health-care spending and performance in Canada.
In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.
The vast majority of universal health-care systems worldwide employ some form of cost-sharing.
According to the province’s official figures, at least 88,300 patients continue to languish on surgical wait lists.