Big Brother himself thrived on Big Data.
Canadians must wait 41.7 weeks (on average) to receive medically necessary elective orthopaedic surgery.
Survey says seven in 10 Canadians are ready for virtual doctor appointments.
Hospitals in Switzerland compete with one another for patients.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.
In the Commonwealth Fund’s rankings of health-care systems, Canada scored a dismal ninth out of 11 countries.
More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.
Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.
Of the 53,109 ADR reports received in 2012, almost 80 per cent were categorized as “serious.”