Canada:Patients in B.C. have to wait nearly a month longer for healthcare than all other Canadians, a new study suggests.
The Fraser Institute report said Tuesday the median wait time for “medically necessary treatments” in B.C. was 23.2 weeks, compared to 19.8 weeks for the rest of the country.
That was down from an all-time high of 26.2 weeks in 2017, but more than double what it was 25 years ago.
The conservative think tank measured the time between being seen by a general practitioner to getting treatment.
In B.C., 9.1 weeks were spent getting from a general practitioner to a specialist, and 14.1 weeks were spent waiting for treatment.