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Health-care wait times in New Brunswick nearly double national average

New Brunswickers who required medically-necessary surgeries endured a median wait for treatment of 52.6 weeks.

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Private surgical clinic making life better for New Brunswickers

The province's median wait time between referral to a specialist and receipt of treatment was 43.3 weeks.

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Non-COVID patients pay price for health-care backlogs

According to the Quebec government, an estimated 140,000 patients are waiting for surgery in the province.

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B.C. makes progress on surgery backlog—but serious challenges remain

The provincial government contracted several private surgical clinics to help clear the backlog.

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Massive surgery backlog latest symptom of Ontario’s health-care problem

Provinces continue to discourage the development of a parallel private health-care sector—in stark contrast to other countries.

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Canadians must wait 41.7 weeks (on average) to receive medically necessary elective orthopaedic surgery.