health care wait times

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Canada’s finance ministers are currently meeting in Ottawa to discuss federal health transfers.

9:06AM
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The estimated wait this year between referral from a GP to receipt of treatment was 20 weeks—the longest ever in the history of our survey.

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Most Canadians spend hours in waiting rooms to meet even routine medical needs.

12:27PM
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Canada has fewer MRI and CT scanners than the average high-income OECD country with universal health care.

3:20AM
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If provincial finance ministers are convinced they require more funding for health care, they have the ability to raise that revenue themselves.

12:54PM
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Donald Trump’s characterization of Canada’s health-care system as “catastrophic” may be political hyperbole, but we cannot ignore the huge problems that plague our system.

2:06PM
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Our health-care system is expensive, delivers poor-to-modest results, and fails to achieve many of its laudable aspirations.

12:40PM
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Dr. Brian Day, former head of the Canadian Medical Association, is currently fighting to allow private treatment for patients.

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Aspects of the Canada Health Act discourage provinces from emulating policies found in Australia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

9:09AM
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On health care, despite a high level of spending, Canadians have comparatively poor access to technology and doctors, and long wait times for surgery.