We recently polled our members to get their opinions on the current state of health care in Canada.
Here are some the key findings:
We asked CARP Members to tell us their top 3 health care concerns.
Wait Times overwhelmingly landed in the top 3 issues:
- Wait times to see a specialist (51%)
- Wait times in emergency rooms and hospitals (47%)
- Wait times to access diagnostics (36%)
Followed by Safe and Accessible Long-Term Care (32%) and At-Home Care (26%) for themselves or a loved one.
53% of Members are very concerned about the length of time it takes to access medical specialists.
92% of Members have a family doctor.
68% of Members have tried to access a primary care provider in the past year. Over 50% waited at least 4 days (30% waited more than a week).
Of Members who applied for long-term care in the past year, 37% are still on a waitlist. 11% waited over a year to be placed.
Of Members who rely on home care, 42% don’t receive a sufficient number of support hours.
Our Members have spoken.