Monday, January 22, 2018
ACA/Obamacare: And About that Canadian Health-Care Model
"An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a neurologist.
When Dr. Joy Hataley, a family practice anesthetist in Kingston, Ont., recently tried to send a patient to a neurologist at the Kingston General Hospital, she received a letter from the specialist’s office telling her that the current wait time for new patient referrals is 4.5 years.
The letter said that, if the delay is “unacceptable” to Dr. Hataley, she should instead refer the patient to a neurologist in Ottawa or Toronto.
Dr. Hataley said she's used to hearing back from specialists who are unable to see her patients for months, and even up to 2.5 years. But a 4.5 year wait is "insane," she told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview." - 'It's insane': Ont. patient told she'd have to wait 4.5 years to see neurologist, CTVNews.ca, 11/02/2017
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