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More private clinics will help Ontario—but province needs fundamental health-care reform

Patients in the province faced a median wait of 20.3 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2022.


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Alberta needs fundamental reform to tackle health-care wait times

Patients in the province faced a median wait of 33.3 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment.


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Canada’s health-care wait times hit record high of 27.4 weeks

This year’s median wait is almost three times longer than the wait recorded in the first national survey in 1993.


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Alberta takes another step towards reducing health-care wait times

In 2021, the median wait in Alberta between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment was 32.1 weeks.


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Comparing Canada’s health-care system with other countries, Part I: Availability of Resources

Canada only had 2.0 acute care beds per 1,000 population, ranking 25th out of the 26 countries.


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Long health-care wait times hurt Canadians in many ways
According to the survey, an estimated 1.2 million Canadians waited for treatment last year.

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B.C. makes progress on surgery backlog—but serious challenges remain

The provincial government contracted several private surgical clinics to help clear the backlog.


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New Brunswick health-care wait times among longest in Canada

In 2020, patients in New Brunswick faced a median 41.3 week wait for medically necessary treatment.