In 2016, Canadians could expect to wait 10.6 weeks for medically necessary treatment after seeing a specialist.
wait times for health care
In 2016, the median wait time between referral to treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever recorded.
The Fraser Institute’s most recent wait times report finds that wait times (GP to treatment) have almost doubled since 1993.
The goal of Canada's health-care system is admirable, but we are failing to deliver health-care services in a timely manner.