In 2019, Alberta spent significantly more per person on health care than any other large province.
health care wait times
Between 1997 and 2019, the cost of public health care for the average Canadian family grew 1.7 times faster than the average income.
Doing time on a health-care waiting list is pure loss—no one gains from your waiting.
Last year, an estimated 1,082,541 Canadians waited for medically necessary treatment.
Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.
Alberta is a comparatively high spender on health care but at best a modest performer.
Ontarians waited 29.7 weeks (on average) for orthopedic surgery this year.
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.