Canada ranked last on timely access to specialty and surgical care.
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Canada only had 2.0 acute care beds per 1,000 population, ranking 25th out of the 26 countries.
Albertans waited 32.1 weeks for medically necessary treatment—6.5 weeks longer than the Canadian average.
Cost-sharing payments for health care incentivize patients to make better choices.
Rethinking Long-Term Care in Canada: Lessons on Public-Private Collaboration from Four Countries with Universal Health Care
Canada ranked last on timely access to specialist consultations and elective/non-emergency surgery.
Hospitals currently view patients as costs that eat into the budget.