The Canadian Press

2015-12-08 | Health Care Wait Times

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Two separate reports released today have used different strategies to reach the same conclusion -- Canada's health care wait times leave much to be desired. The Fraser Institute says the median wait time between getting a referral to a specialist and actually receiving treatment is 18.3 weeks, more than double what it was 20 years ago. Report author Bacchus Barua (BACK'-us bah-ROO'-uh) says this can have very serious consequences. (The other report came from the Wait Time Alliance, which found that wait times for many types of surgeries fall well outside what it considers to be acceptable benchmarks.)

Date: 2015-12-08
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << wait times are not just benign inconveniences they can actually have very steep serious ramifications they can result in physical and mental pain for four patients they can resultin people not being able to work while they're waiting for treatment and in some cases he can actually result in poor medical outcomes because while you're waiting for treatment for your condition Mike Mike Wilson >>