The estimated time to clear the backlog has been reduced from 24 months to 15 months.
health-care wait times in Canada
In 2019, more than 166,000 patients in the province were waiting for treatment after seeing a specialist.
Alberta hopes to mirror Saskatchewan’s successful wait time-reduction.
Canadians must wait 41.7 weeks (on average) to receive medically necessary elective orthopaedic surgery.
Senator Sanders—and much of the media—incorrectly sell single-payer as only path to universal health care
Australia, Germany and the Netherlands all allow more private-sector involvement in health care than Canada.
Albertans wait 22.9 weeks for treatment—five weeks longer than 15 years ago.