The median wait time in Ontario last year (21.6 weeks) was more than twice as long as the 9.1-week wait in 1993.
universal health insurance
The province's average wait time for health care grew from 18.5 weeks in 2008 to 33.5 weeks in 2023.
Australia, Switzerland and Germany all deliver more timely universal care with comparable levels of spending to Canada.
The French health-care system features several safety nets to protect vulnerable patients.
Australian patients can choose to be treated in hospital as either a public or private patient.