An estimated 181,333 Albertans faced a median wait of 19.2 weeks between specialist consultation and treatment.
health care waiting times
In 2020, patients in New Brunswick faced a median 41.3 week wait for medically necessary treatment.
Patients in the province waited 33.3 weeks (on average) for medically necessary treatment.
An estimated 1,064,286 Canadians waited for medically necessary treatment in 2019.
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.
Other universal health-care countries including France, Japan and Sweden practise cost-sharing.