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McNeil government should allow private sector to help reduce surgery backlog

Patients in the province waited 33.3 weeks (on average) for medically necessary treatment.

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A group of Canadian physician associations (the Wait Time Alliance) has just released a report on providing Canadian patients more timely access to care. Surprisingly, the report shows little regard for the pain and suffering patients experience while waiting for medical treatment. Even more troubling than the report itself is that this lack of regard for patients’ needs is becoming remarkably popular in Canada.