Angus Reid Institute: Access to health care a significant problem for one-in-five Canadians 55 and older
Angus Reid Institute
August 12, 2019
Description / Summary
This study focuses on the health care experiences of older Canadians, as well as their assessments of the quality of care they receive. The study finds more than 2 million Canadians aged 55 and older face significant barriers when accessing the health care system in their province, such as being unable to find a family doctor or experiencing lengthy wait-times for surgery, diagnostic tests, or specialist visits. Moreover, most Canadians in this age group have at least some difficulty getting the care they want or need in a timely manner.