The province went from having some of the longest waits for surgery to some of the shortest.
waiting for health care
The median wait in 2023 for an MRI was 12.9 weeks—two weeks longer than last year.
The province's median wait between referral and receipt of treatment was 33.5 weeks.
The median wait time between referral from a family doctor to treatment now stands at 27.7 weeks.
Participating hospitals have reduced wait times to well below the provincial average.
The province's wait times were 6.5 weeks longer than the national average.
Wait times in the province more than doubled from 10.4 weeks in 1993 to 25.8 weeks in 2022.
Canada now has the most expensive universal health-care system in the world.
An estimated 181,333 Albertans faced a median wait of 19.2 weeks between specialist consultation and treatment.