Health Care

— Nov 10, 2022
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Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2022

Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2022 is a new study that compares the performance of Canada’s health-care system to its international peers. The data shows that despite Canada being among the most expensive universal-access health-care systems in the OECD, the country has some of the lowest numbers of doctors, hospital beds, medical technologies, and longest wait times.

— Aug 16, 2022
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An Evaluation of the Proposed PMPRB Amendments

An Evaluation of the Proposed PMPRB Amendments is a new study that finds Ottawa's amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations and subsequent drug-pricing changes may result in lower costs, but will also likely reduce Canadians’ access to life-saving pharmaceuticals and potentially discourage investment in Canada’s pharmaceutical sector.

— Aug 9, 2022
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The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, 2022

The Price of Public Healthcare, 2022 finds that a typical Canadian family with an average household income of $156,086 will pay $15,847 for public health care this year, and that health-care costs have increased 210.3 per cent since 1997 compared to a 116.3 per cent increase in average incomes.

— Jun 7, 2022
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Understanding Universal Health Care Reform Options

Understanding Universal Health Care Reform Options: Cost-Sharing for Patients is a new study that finds Canada is only one of six (out of 28) industrialized countries with universal health-care that doesn't use any form of cost-sharing as part of the model, which can be used to incentivize more efficient use of scare health resources and potentially reduce wait times.

— Apr 20, 2022
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The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2022

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2022 finds long waits for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians almost $4.1 billion in lost wages and productivity last year. Crucially, the total median wait time in Canada for medical treatment was 25.6 weeks in 2021—the longest in the survey’s history.

— Dec 15, 2021
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Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2021 Report

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2021 is a new study that finds Canada’s health-care wait times reached 25.6 weeks in 2021—the longest ever recorded—and 175 per cent higher than the 9.3 weeks Canadians waited in 1993, when the Fraser Institute began tracking medical wait times. Before this year, the longest recorded wait time was 22.6 weeks in 2020. Atlantic Canada has the longest wait times in the country this year, and Ontario recorded the shortest wait time, which was still more than four months long.

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