Ontarians waited 29.7 weeks (on average) for orthopedic surgery this year.
health care wait times
Survey says seven in 10 Canadians are ready for virtual doctor appointments.
In 2017, wait times cost the Canadian economy an estimated $1.9 billion—roughly $1,800 per person waiting.
Last year in B.C., the average wait time between referral to treatment was 26.6 weeks.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.
Private for-profit hospitals comprise 39 per cent of hospitals in Australia and 43 per cent in Germany.
Unlike Canadians, Germans do not face long wait times for health care.
Other universal health-care countries including France, Japan and Sweden practise cost-sharing.
Universal health-care systems in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia include private insurers and/or providers.