|British Columbia has
sent 75 pregnant women or their babies to Washington State since February,
2007 – nowhere is the problem as acute as in Ontario.
- At least 188 neurosurgery patients and 421 emergency cardiac patients have been sent to the United States from Ontario since the 2003-2004 fiscal year to Feb. 21 this year. Add to that 25 women with high-risk pregnancies sent south of the border in 2007.
|-In Sweden the
average wait for heart surgery is
and for hip surgery – a year.
|-The British NHS cancels 100,000 surgeries per year-
|-Proportionally this equates to 500,000 Americans waiting.