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In Australia, “Northern Territory Health Department says its audit of elective surgery waiting lists found 14 of the prospective patients were dead.”
At least they can get dental care. Oh wait. In New South Wales, “almost 180,000 people — more than 45,000 of them children — are on waiting lists for dental treatment.”
Some of the British can escape waiting lists — in Spain. An article that is primarily about elderly Norwegians going to Spain notes that Malaga, Spain is often the destination for “waves of ‘health tourists, including many Britons, who fly to Malaga for a cheaper hip replacement or a shorter waiting list than back home.”
And finally, there is Canada, where the government can’t seem to figure out whether it’s new initiative to reduce waiting times is having any impact.