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Alberta operates remarkably inefficient health-care system with huge price tag

The province had the capacity to perform more than 1.3 million CT exams but only 419,000 were actually performed.


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Canada’s COVID performance on key measures among worst in developed world

Canada has the seventh-worst “case fatality rate” among advanced countries.


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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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Health-care wait times in Canada hit record high in 2020
Switzerland and the Netherlands use cost-sharing to incentivize more efficient use of medical resources.

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New Brunswick health-care wait times among longest in Canada

In 2020, patients in New Brunswick faced a median 41.3 week wait for medically necessary treatment.


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Canadian health care performs poorly compared to other countries worldwide

Canada ranked second-last for acute care beds with 2.1 beds per thousand people.


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Court ruling locks patients into government-run health care

More than one million patients in Canada waited almost 20 weeks (on average) for medically necessary care last year.


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Private clinics could help Alberta reduce health-care wait times

An estimated 22,000 cancelled elective surgeries were put on hold in Alberta.