Canada ranked 8th among 11 developed countries in seniors’ care – CTV

Sept. 22, 2023

As Canada’s population ages at a rapid rate, a new study from the C.D. Howe Institute(opens in a new tab) suggests the country can do more to improve access to seniors’ care and overall equity in the health system.

Released Thursday, the study compares the performance of seniors’ care in Canada and its provinces to that of other wealthy nations using data from the Commonwealth Fund, a U.S.-based foundation dedicated to improving health-care systems, and identifies areas for improvement.

The foundation’s 2021 International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults survey(opens in a new tab) focused on a random sample of seniors aged 65 and older in 11 developed countries and asked about their experiences, interactions and perceptions of the health-care system and health providers.

Among the countries surveyed, Canada ranked eighth in seniors’ care — ahead only of France, the U.K. and Sweden.

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