waiting for medical care

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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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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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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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Throne speech acknowledges wait times—but provinces remain bound by Ottawa

For elective surgery, 99 per cent of Germans reported waiting less than four months compared to 62 per cent of Canadians.


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COVID or not—Canada’s health-care system faces major challenges

Canada had 2.8 physicians per 1,000 population, ranking 26th out of 28 countries.


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Wait times—the other health-care crisis

The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.


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In most places, if you spend more, you receive more in goods or services. The glaring exception is Canada's government-run health care system.