Waiting Times Push Canadian Patients Abroad for Treatment

1 December 2009 (Last Updated December 1st, 2009 18:30)

An increasing number of patients in Canada are opting for out-of-country medical services because of long waiting times in the country's hospitals. A study by Metroland said that Ontario's government has tripled its spending to C$164.3m in the past five years on those seeking out-of-Can

An increasing number of patients in Canada are opting for out-of-country medical services because of long waiting times in the country's hospitals.

A study by Metroland said that Ontario's government has tripled its spending to C$164.3m in the past five years on those seeking out-of-Canada medical services.

The Ontario government has committed $42.6bn toward healthcare costs in its 2009–2010 budget in a bid to reduce waiting times.