Canadians facing Difficulty in Accessing Health care

Canadians hail to have regular access to a robust, free and universal health care in their country. However, many are angry that family doctors have similar working hours as devoted by bankers.

The Health Council of Canada recently surveyed the convention of public over the performance of health care systems in over 11 countries. Besides, it discovered that Canadians faced a huge trouble visiting their doctors after hours.

The survey outlined that over 65% of those surveyed reported difficulty in accessing health care outside the usual work hours of 9 to 5.

In addition, 44% of respondents reported that they had been to the emergency room at least once in the past two years compared to other countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France and Germany.

Moreover, the survey noted that 47 % of respondents, who visited an emergency department outlined that they would have referred to their usual clinic instead if it had been available when they required its assistance.

"Canadians have the greatest difficulty accessing care in the evenings, on weekends, and on holidays - anywhere other than in the emergency department", says the survey released Friday.