A new study by Bacchus Barua and Sazid Hasan published in the Fraser Research Bulletin measures the cost that public wait times are costing individuals waiting for treatment. The study found that on the conservative side, the estimated cost of waiting is 5.8 billion dollars. The study used factors such as the average number of weeks Canadians waited for care (10.9 from specialist to appointment), number of patients on wait lists (1,040,791), percentage of Canadians who were adversely affected (13.2%), and the average wage in each province ($26.16). The estimate of 5.8 billion dollars only counts costs absorbed by the individual treatment. It does not consider any friends of family members that spend time caring for the individual.

WHY IHC PROVIDERS?

As you see, health care wait lists continue to rise costing Canadians millions of dollars. IHC Providers diminishes the pain and rapidly connects patients to exceptional hospitals and physicians across the border. We personally visit, tour, and interview management at each partner hospital. The process is easy, and we provide support from start to finish.  Choosing to go private results in an extra cost, but when it’s adversely affecting your life, isn’t it worth it?

 

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