News Item – 3.4 million Canadians had unmet health care needs in 2014: report

In 2014, 11.2 per cent of Canadians over the age of 12 reported not being able to receive the health care they needed.

A third (33.4 per cent) said this was due to wait times being too long, 13.7 per cent said health care services were not available at the time, and cost was a barrier for 11.4 per cent of respondents.

While that might sound alarming, it’s better than it used to be, says Michael W. Carter, University of Toronto professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, who has spent the last 25 years working to streamline health care systems.

“Just in terms of wait lists, we’re doing a lot better than we were,” Carter says.

Source: Global News