And Now For Some Good News

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Since no matter who wins the election, we're headed that way no matter what, there is some good news out of Canada. Seems their healthcare models are starting to work better and the wait times are down.

    I mean we've interveined and socialized everything else so why even fight it anymore. Well the other good news is once the healthcare cost for UPSers is transferred to the US taxpayer, UPS profits will be up and that should make the stock price go above $80!

    Oh crap, I forgot about the stinking global recession. DAMN!!!!!!!

    My grand daddy always told me to look at life as a glass half full so it's sunny side up today!

  2. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    This is what you liberals want.

    For the country as a whole, the median wait between being referred to a specialist and receiving treatment fell to 17.3 weeks in 2008 from 18.3 weeks last year - the longest delay recorded since the think-tank began studying the issue.

    Ontario had the shortest total wait at 13.3 weeks, followed by B.C. (17) and Manitoba (17.2).

    The longest delays were found in Saskatchewan (28.8 weeks), Nova Scotia (27.6) and Newfoundland and Labrador (24.4).

    The median wait for a CT scan rose slightly from 4.8 to 4.9 weeks, while the same wait for an MRI fell to 9.7 weeks from 10.1. The median wait for an ultrasound rose from 3.9 to 4.4 weeks.

    Nationwide, the first wait - from family doctor to specialist - fell from a median of 9.2 to 8.5 weeks. The second wait - from specialist to treatment - slid from a median of 9.1 to 8.7 weeks.
    The fact that the first (unfunded) queue shrank more than the second (funded) one shows that government spending does not necessarily translate to shorter wait times, said Esmail.

    Wait times for the other provinces are 24.3 weeks in P.E.I., 23.1 weeks in New Brunswick, 18.7 weeks in Quebec and 18.5 weeks in Alberta.