Which developed nation has the lowest portion of patients who wait more than 4 weeks to see a medical specialist?
Among all developed nations that provide data on medical specialist wait times, the U.S. has the lowest portion of patients (5%) who wait more than 4 weeks to see a specialist. The rate in Sweden is 14%, the rate in France is 49%, and the rate in Canada is 56%. Long wait times for health services can cause increased pain and disability, worse medical outcomes, and lost wages.
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