Alberta hopes to mirror Saskatchewan’s successful wait time-reduction.
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Alberta is a comparatively high spender on health care but at best a modest performer.
Albertans wait 22.9 weeks for treatment—five weeks longer than 15 years ago.
The problem of a high-cost low-performance system is not just a provincial one—but a Canadian one.
Albertas taxpayers are tossing dollars into the wind when it comes to health care. While theyre paying for the second-most expensive health care program in Canada (on an age and sex adjusted basis), theyre getting mediocre access to mediocre health care for patients when compared to other provinces.
In comparisons of access to technology, Alberta ranks first for MRI scanners and ninth for CT scanners. Access to physicians in Alberta is about average for family doctors, but well below for specialists.