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— Jun 29, 2017
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Leaving Canada for Medical Care 2017

Leaving Canada for Medical Care, 2017 estimates that more than 60,000 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside the country in 2016—an increase of nearly 40 per cent over 2015. Among the provinces, Ontario physicians reported the highest number of patients (26,513) leaving the country for treatment.

— May 18, 2017
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 Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care 2017

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2017 finds that Canada’s long wait times for medically necessary treatments cost Canadians $1.7 billion—or $1,759 per patient—in lost wages and time last year. Including the value of lost time outside the traditional work week—evenings and weekends—the estimated cost of waiting jumps from $1.7 billion to $5.2 billion.

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