health care wait times

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In Saskatchewan, wait times for patients waiting more than three months for surgery dropped by 75 per cent.


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Canadian health-care bureaucrats will likely be asked to explain Canada’s single-payer system to U.S. campaigns.


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Federal regulations discourage provinces from emulating other countries that deliver universal health care without long wait times.


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Hospital care in Germany is delivered by 833 public, 1,040 not-for-profit, and 1,356 for-profit hospitals.


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Only four provinces allow people to buy private insurance for the kinds of health care provided by the government system.


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France spends slightly less (as a percentage of GDP) on health care than Canada, and has a higher number of physicians and hospital beds, and lower wait times.


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The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.


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Survey found 70 per cent of Canadian primary care doctors thought their patients often experienced long wait times to see a specialist—the worst showing of any country surveyed.