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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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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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Donald Trump’s characterization of Canada’s health-care system as “catastrophic” may be political hyperbole, but we cannot ignore the huge problems that plague our system.


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Province contracted-out select day surgeries to private clinics, expanding total surgical capacity in a short period of time.


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The Government of Saskatchewan recently passed legislation that will allow patients to pay for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans using their own money.