Canada ranked last among universal health-care countries for specialist appointment waits and receipt of elective surgery.
Canada ranked last on timely access to specialty and surgical care.
More than one million patients in Canada waited almost 20 weeks (on average) for medically necessary care last year.
In 2019, more than 166,000 patients in the province were waiting for treatment after seeing a specialist.
Saskatchewan cut surgical wait times by, among other reforms, partnering with private clinics.
The mortality rate per 1 million U.S. residents was 196 compared to 30.5 worldwide.
Canada ranks among the bottom of OECD universal health-care countries for the number of doctors and hospital beds.
In 2019, Alberta spent significantly more per person on health care than any other large province.
In 2019, patients in Nova Scotia waited 33.3 weeks from referral by a family doctor to treatment.