Australia, Switzerland and Germany all deliver more timely universal care with comparable levels of spending to Canada.
Wait times in the province more than doubled from 10.4 weeks in 1993 to 25.8 weeks in 2022.
Last year, the median wait time between referral to treatment in Nova Scotia was 58.2 weeks, dwarfing the national average.
Canada ranked 28th out of 30 universal health-care countries with 2.8 physicians per 1,000 people.
According to estimates, Ontarians were waiting for 369,402 procedures in 2022.
Canada ranked dead last on timely access to specialists and surgical care.
Physicians who set their own fees determine the level of patient co-payment.
A typical family with an average household income of $169,296 will pay an estimated $16,950 for public health care this year.
Canada now has the most expensive universal health-care system in the world.
Patients in the province could expect to wait 25.8 weeks (on average) between a specialist referral and receipt of treatment.