Eighteen per cent of Canadians reported waiting four months or more for elective surgery compared to zero per cent in Germany.
universal health care
Australians can purchase private insurance for heath-care services.
The Swiss, Dutch and German systems rely on consumers buying from many private insurers.
Even the U.K. has a robust parallel private system, often used as an alternative to the ailing National Health Service.
In Switzerland, the health-care system features managed competition among insurance companies and health-care providers.