According to estimates, Ontarians were waiting for 369,402 procedures in 2022.
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Last year, Albertans waited 33.3 weeks between referral and medically necessary non-emergency treatment.
In countries with more successful universal systems, patients are free to use private clinics.
Nova Scotians waited 58.2 weeks (on average) between referral from a GP to receipt of treatment.
The province expects to receive more than $6 billion from Ottawa via the Canada Health Transfer this year.
Last year, Canadians could expect a median wait of 27.4 weeks between referral to a specialist and receipt of treatment.
Canada ranked last on access to specialist visits in under four weeks.
Patients in the province faced a median wait of 20.3 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2022.
Last year, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks from referral by a family physician to elective surgical care.
According to the province’s official figures, at least 88,300 patients continue to languish on surgical wait lists.