New survey corroborates troubling health-care wait-times trend.
health care wait times
Single-payer health-care systems are often only able to lower costs by rationing services.
The California State Senate recently voted for a universal health-care system in the state.
More than 13 per cent of patients said they were adversely affected by waiting for non-emergency surgery.
Queen’s Park is throwing money at the problem and hoping it will disappear.
Last year’s estimated average wait between referral to treatment in Alberta was 22.9 weeks.
In 2016, B.C. patients waited 25.2 weeks for medically necessary treatment after referral from a GP.
In France, universally accessible hospital care is delivered by public, not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals.
Canadians have long suffered through long wait times for health care.