Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.
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Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.
Alberta hopes to mirror Saskatchewan’s successful wait time-reduction.
Alberta is a comparatively high spender on health care but at best a modest performer.
Albertans wait 22.9 weeks for treatment—five weeks longer than 15 years ago.
Last year’s estimated average wait between referral to treatment in Alberta was 22.9 weeks.