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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.

Service matters most in health care

Ford’s plan to involve privately owned and operated facilities in delivering care within Ontario’s universal health system builds on well-documented success stories.

Santé: le dogmatisme ne mène à rien

Il ne faut jamais attendre bien longtemps avant que les syndicats ressortent l’épouvantail de la privatisation et de l’austérité pour diaboliser les tentatives de réformes en santé.

MEI – Healthcare Competition in Canada and Beyond – Emmanuelle B. Faubert

Interview with Emmanuelle B. Faubert, Economist with the MEI, about the implementation of a mixed health care system, like in France and Sweden, that would be supported by a majority of Canadians according to a new IPSOS poll commissioned by the MEI. Posted on the Consumer Choice Center’s YouTube channel on November 25, 2022.

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