At 58.2 weeks, the province’s median wait time is more than double the national average.
cost of waiting for care
For elective surgery, 99 per cent of Germans reported waiting less than four months compared to 62 per cent of Canadians.
More than one million patients in Canada waited almost 20 weeks (on average) for medically necessary care last year.
In 2019, more than 166,000 patients in the province were waiting for treatment after seeing a specialist.
Wait times cost Canadians up to $1,963 for each person waiting for treatment.
An estimated 1,064,286 Canadians waited for medically necessary treatment in 2019.
Patients could expect to wait almost 21 weeks for elective treatment.
In 2019, Alberta spent significantly more per person on health care than any other large province.
In 2019, patients in Nova Scotia waited 33.3 weeks from referral by a family doctor to treatment.