Health Care in Vancouver, Canada

Component of health care surveyedSatisfaction %
Skill and competency of medical staff
77.51 High
Speed in completing examination and reports
64.33 High
Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment
81.28 Very High
Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports
78.44 High
Friendliness and courtesy of the staff
78.11 High
Satisfaction with responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions
50.23 Moderate
Satisfaction with cost to you
84.45 Very High
Convenience of location for you
81.08 Very High

Contributors: 221

Last update: May 2021

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If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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2 Comments so far
Diane on Jan 20, 2020:
Dental costs are high and not included in the general health coverage. Also medical plans often have a deductible (mine is $250 on prescription drugs etc), so you do end up paying for smaller items. In an emergency or for major items the coverage is good.
Generally speaking, medical staff are well trained and competent and many facilities are very modern. It is certainly the case that it can be hard to obtain continuity. My doctor retired about 10 years ago and since then I've been seen by numerous different people at the same clinic. I don't go in often though- maybe about once a year.
Anonymous on Aug 08, 2017:
The system has declined significantly over the last 20 years. People cannot find family doctors and must rely on walk-in medicine, which is OK for average illnesses. But for children the wait time to see a specialist, especially when they are in crisis, they have to be admitted to hospital. But whoever sees them in hospital will not be the one who does their follow-up. Once released,, they can wait weeks for follow-up which can put them back into crisis and they need to be readmitted. Release is not based up on follow up availability. Globalized care where there is a small group of medical staff following a patient, no longer exists. An individual receives 20 minutes of attention at best. So all the is addressed is the presenting symptom, not the cause.

I am a therapist and had a spinal cord patient released from rehabilitative hospital as he had completed his in patient work. But all therapy had to cease for 6 months as the wait-lit for out patient therapy was that long. He was in the middle of learning how to walk again.

It is this lack of continuity that is seriously problematic.