Last year, Albertans waited 33.3 weeks between referral and medically necessary non-emergency treatment.
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An estimated 181,333 Albertans faced a median wait of 19.2 weeks between specialist consultation and treatment.
Research has repeatedly shown that money isn’t the problem—the problem is the value we get for our money.
Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.
Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.
Albertans faced a median wait time of 28 weeks compared to a national average of 20.9 weeks.
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.