10 Leading Indicators of U.S. Healthcare Superiority- #6

6. Americans spend less time waiting for care than patients in Canada and the United Kingdom. Canadian and British patients wait about twice as long—sometimes more than a year—to see a specialist, have elective surgery such as hip replacements, or get radiation treatment for cancer. All told, 827,429 people are waiting for some type of procedure in Canada. In Britain, nearly 1.8 million people are waiting for a hospital admission or outpatient treatment.

Via Hot Air, via Jonah Goldberg at the Corner, via The Hoover Institute’s Scott Atlas.

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