Tuesday, October 16, 2007

And more SOHC--about those wait times...

Corner again:

Anticipation [John Hood]

The Fraser Institute just published its latest survey of average waiting times for non-emergency surgery and other major procedures in the Medical Paradise of the North. The new figure is 18.3 weeks from the time a patient is referred to a specialist until the completion of the procedure. That's the long wait since Fraser began studying the issue 17 years ago.

Naturally, defenders of socialized health insurance quibble with Fraser's methodology and blame factors other than the obvious. More here.

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