Patients in the province waited 33.3 weeks (on average) for medically necessary treatment.
hospital waiting list
In 2016, patients in Canada could expect to wait 20 weeks between GP referral and treatment.
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.