How long does it take to get elective surgery in other countries?

Yesterday’s blog was about how much health care cost in different countries.

Below is a comparison of wait time in other countries for a standard elective surgery, hip replacement.  Hip replacement surgery is typically performed for patients with arthritis who develop pain in their hip joint.  The time given below is from when it is decided surgery is needed to the surgery date performed:

United States:  4 weeks

Netherlands:  7 weeks

Sweden:  4-8 weeks

United Kingdom:  12 weeks

Australia:  14 weeks

Finland:  16 weeks

Denmark:  58 weeks

Canada:  78 weeks

waiting room

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