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Canadians face serious economic costs due to health-care wait times

Wait times for non-emergency treatment in 2023 cost Canadians $3.5 billion in lost wages and productivity.


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New Brunswickers will endure long health-care waits until government enacts real reform

Last year the province's median wait between referral from a family doctor and receipt of surgery was 52.6 weeks.


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Policymakers in Ottawa and Edmonton maintain broken health-care system

Canada ranked dead last on wait times for specialist care and non-emergency surgeries.


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Saskatchewan proved that reform can shorten wait times

The province went from having some of the longest waits for surgery to some of the shortest.


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Canadian patients face long waits for diagnostic imaging

The median wait in 2023 for an MRI was 12.9 weeks—two weeks longer than last year.


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Albertans endure some of the longest health-care waits in Canada

The province's median wait between referral and receipt of treatment was 33.5 weeks.


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Canadians face longest health-care wait times on record

The median wait time between referral from a family doctor to treatment now stands at 27.7 weeks.