In 2016, the median wait time between referral to treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever recorded.
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Report finds that only three out of four Canadians receive treatment within the medically recommended wait time.
In France, universally accessible hospital care is delivered by public, not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals.
In a recent speech, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott acknowledged that Canada’s health-care system is in desperate need of repair.
The Fraser Institute’s most recent wait times report finds that wait times (GP to treatment) have almost doubled since 1993.
The goal of Canada's health-care system is admirable, but we are failing to deliver health-care services in a timely manner.