health care waiting times

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Long health-care wait times hurt Canadians in many ways
According to the survey, an estimated 1.2 million Canadians waited for treatment last year.

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New Brunswick health-care wait times among longest in Canada

In 2020, patients in New Brunswick faced a median 41.3 week wait for medically necessary treatment.

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McNeil government should allow private sector to help reduce surgery backlog

Patients in the province waited 33.3 weeks (on average) for medically necessary treatment.

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The ‘other’ health-care crisis damaging our economy—every year

An estimated 1,064,286 Canadians waited for medically necessary treatment in 2019.

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Ontario no longer has shortest health-care wait times in Canada

Ontarians waited 29.7 weeks (on average) for orthopedic surgery this year.

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Other universal health-care countries including France, Japan and Sweden practise cost-sharing.

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Universal health-care systems in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia include private insurers and/or providers.

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A group of Canadian physician associations (the Wait Time Alliance) has just released a report on providing Canadian patients more timely access to care. Surprisingly, the report shows little regard for the pain and suffering patients experience while waiting for medical treatment. Even more troubling than the report itself is that this lack of regard for patients’ needs is becoming remarkably popular in Canada.