Patients in the province waited 26.2 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2021.
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In 2021, the median wait in Alberta between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment was 32.1 weeks.
The vast majority of universal health-care systems worldwide employ some form of cost-sharing.
The inability to provide timely access to care precedes the pandemic.
Canadians could expect a median wait time of 49.2 weeks for neurosurgery.
The province's median wait time was about three months longer than the Canadian average.
Canada only had 2.0 acute care beds per 1,000 population, ranking 25th out of the 26 countries.
In 2021, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks (on average) between referral to treatment.
The province's MRI wait time was longer than the national average.
The province spent more per-capita on health care than any other province.