Nearly 30% of Canadians Report Chronic Difficulty Accessing Health Care


Nearly 30 percent of Canadians report “chronic difficulty” accessing care, according to a new survey conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, which found that an equivalent of nine million people said that it was difficult or impossible to access emergency and non-emergency care, including surgery, diagnostic testing and specialist appointments. These results are revealed as Canada’s healthcare system continues to grapple with staffing shortages, long wait times and emergency room closures.

Abstract Written By:
Laura Woodman
September 8, 2022

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