by Medindia Content Team on  August 28, 2006 at 1:18 PM General Health News
Healthcare in Canada, a true test of patience , says survey
A survey conducted among many Canadian households has revealed that nearly 40 per cent of the respondents were unable to realize timely medical guidance and facilities, especially during the bygone three months.

The Decima poll conducted amongst 3,000 Canadians has shown that 81 per cent of households required medical care during the previous three months and felt the waiting times were unwarranted. Many felt that emergency care and appointments with specialists were unduly delayed.

Among total respondents, 37 percent felt, at least one person in their household had been denied timely medical assistance. The percentage of people facing indifference from healthcare was found to be higher in households that required medical care urgently or needed to meet with a specialist.

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