A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.
access to health care
Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.
Alberta is a comparatively high spender on health care but at best a modest performer.
Survey says seven in 10 Canadians are ready for virtual doctor appointments.
In 2017, wait times cost the Canadian economy an estimated $1.9 billion—roughly $1,800 per person waiting.
Even the U.K. has a robust parallel private system, often used as an alternative to the ailing National Health Service.
Last year in B.C., the average wait time between referral to treatment was 26.6 weeks.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.
Canada ranks dead-last for the number of acute-care beds.