Long wait times costs Canadians time and money.
Hospital care in Germany is delivered by 833 public, 1,040 not-for-profit, and 1,356 for-profit hospitals.
American presidential candidates who want to emulate elements of the Canadian model invite significant negative unintended consequences.
Only four provinces allow people to buy private insurance for the kinds of health care provided by the government system.
France spends slightly less (as a percentage of GDP) on health care than Canada, and has a higher number of physicians and hospital beds, and lower wait times.
The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.
Survey found 70 per cent of Canadian primary care doctors thought their patients often experienced long wait times to see a specialist—the worst showing of any country surveyed.
Australia generally has more medical resources, lower wait times and comparable health outcomes.
Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland all have some type of health-care cost-sharing scheme.
In Canada, the decline in house calls has taken place despite evidence that an increase in house calls would increase quality of care and decrease costs.
Subscribe to the Fraser Institute
Get the latest news from the Fraser Institute on the latest research studies, news and events.