Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
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.
The average family of four will pay about $12,000 for public health care in 2017.
In the Commonwealth Fund’s rankings of health-care systems, Canada scored a dismal ninth out of 11 countries.
New survey corroborates troubling health-care wait-times trend.
Single-payer health-care systems are often only able to lower costs by rationing services.
In 2016, patients in Canada could expect to wait 20 weeks between GP referral and treatment.