health-care wait times in Canada

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COVID exacerbates—not creates—Canada’s long health-care wait times

In 2021, Canadians could expect to wait 25.6 weeks (on average) between referral to treatment.


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Canada’s long-term care system lacks choice and competition

Policymakers in Canada should learn how other countries with older populations are mitigating demographic challenges.


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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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Huge backlog of surgeries underscores need for sweeping health-care reform in B.C.

In 2019, more than 166,000 patients in the province were waiting for treatment after seeing a specialist.


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Canadians must wait 41.7 weeks (on average) to receive medically necessary elective orthopaedic surgery.