Canadians have long suffered through long wait times for health care.
health care wait times
Wait times remain a serious problem in all 10 provinces.
Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.
The estimated wait this year between referral from a GP to receipt of treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever in the history of our survey.
Canada has fewer MRI and CT scanners than the average high-income OECD country with universal health care.
If provincial finance ministers are convinced they require more funding for health care, they have the ability to raise that revenue themselves.
Donald Trump’s characterization of Canada’s health-care system as “catastrophic” may be political hyperbole, but we cannot ignore the huge problems that plague our system.
Our health-care system is expensive, delivers poor-to-modest results, and fails to achieve many of its laudable aspirations.
Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association, is currently fighting to allow private treatment for patients.