Canada ranks dead-last for the number of acute-care beds.
canadian wait times for medical treatment
New survey corroborates troubling health-care wait-times trend.
Single-payer health-care systems are often only able to lower costs by rationing services.
The estimated wait this year between referral from a GP to receipt of treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever in the history of our survey.
In 2014, Canadian physicians reported that patients faced an 18.2 week wait from referral by a general practitioner to receipt of treatment.
Our health-care system is expensive, delivers poor-to-modest results, and fails to achieve many of its laudable aspirations.
Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association, is currently fighting to allow private treatment for patients.
Province contracted-out select day surgeries to private clinics, expanding total surgical capacity in a short period of time.
Long wait times costs Canadians time and money.