Participating hospitals have reduced wait times to well below the provincial average.
private health care
In 2022, Ontarians could expect to wait 20.3 weeks for treatment.
According to the court, we must have equal distribution of medical resources, even if that prevents you from obtaining private care that would save your life.
Last year, Canadians could expect a median wait of 27.4 weeks between referral to a specialist and receipt of treatment.
Last year, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks from referral by a family physician to elective surgical care.
In most universal health-care systems, patients share the cost of care through deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.
Patients in the province waited 26.2 weeks between seeing a general practitioner and receiving treatment in 2021.
Policymakers in Canada should learn how other countries with older populations are mitigating demographic challenges.