Last year, Ontarians waited (on average) 29.7 weeks for orthopedic surgery.
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A national formulary—essentially a list of drugs—is unlikely to match the comprehensive lists covered by private insurance plans.
Patients in Saskatchewan still have access to universal care—just a lot sooner than before thanks in part to private providers working within the system.
In 2016, patients in Canada could expect to wait 20 weeks between GP referral and treatment.