In 2022, the wait between a specialist visit and treatment was 27.4 weeks.
health care costs
Canada ranked 28th out of 30 universal health-care countries with 2.8 physicians per 1,000 people.
Canada ranked dead last on timely access to specialists and surgical care.
In countries with more successful universal systems, patients are free to use private clinics.
The cost of health care has increased by 210.3 per cent while incomes have only risen 116.3 per cent.
Cost-sharing payments for health care incentivize patients to make better choices.