In 2019, Alberta spent significantly more per person on health care than any other large province.
cost of waiting for care
In 2019, patients in Nova Scotia waited 33.3 weeks from referral by a family doctor to treatment.
Last year in B.C., the average wait time between referral to treatment was 26.6 weeks.
In the Commonwealth Fund’s rankings of health-care systems, Canada scored a dismal ninth out of 11 countries.
In 2016, Canadians could expect to wait 10.6 weeks for medically necessary treatment after seeing a specialist.
Albertans wait 22.9 weeks for treatment—five weeks longer than 15 years ago.
In 2016, the median wait time between referral to treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever recorded.