Canada can shorten wait times for specialists

Shortly after our story ran, the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) released a report based on The Commonwealth Fund’s 2016 international survey that highlighted this continued issue. According to the survey, Canada maintained its position as the worst of all 11 countries surveyed when it came to access to specialists. Fifty-six percent of us are waiting longer than a month to see a specialist—well over the international average of 36 percent.


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