Bill 15: Quebec is centralizing again

Montreal, March 29, 2023 – The creation of the Santé Québec agency will reduce the autonomy of facilities and do nothing to keep nurses from leaving the profession, warns the Montreal Economic Institute following the tabling of Quebec’s Bill 15 on health care.

Learning to Be Patient: Emergency Room Wait Times Keep Rising Despite Promises

The median length of stay for a patient in an ER in Quebec was 5 hours and 11 minutes last year, according to this MEI study. With the exception of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the median length of stay of an emergency room visit has been increasing for four years, going from 4 hours and 31 minutes in 2018 to 5 hours and 11 minutes last year.

Quebec is the champion in terms of health care wait times

Quebec is #1… in terms of health care wait times. The median ER wait time here is 19 hours, versus less than 4 hours in Sweden. The secret to Sweden’s success is its mixed system, with entrepreneurs working within the universal system.

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