Best Doctors Improves Healthcare in Canada Using Quality Control
The Canadian healthcare system, no matter which province you live in, is not a level playing field. Without appropriate private insurance in place, depending on the hospital you attend or the physician you get there, you may have to suffer through misdiagnosis, inefficient treatment, and/or an innapropriate lack of support. This can be especially true when it comes to regional hospitals that don't attract the same doctors, and don't have the same access to diagnostic equipment. At a critical time, if you don't have the quality control that comes with Best Doctors insurance, you risk having a health outcome that is far short of optimal - limiting your chances of a full recovery and impacting your quality of life for years to come.
You can, however, plan to receive world-class healthcare with the help of Best Doctors. You don't have to face the Canada's regional discrimination when it comes to health care and receiving proper diagnosis, and treatment. With Best Doctors Insurance, members can connect with the very best healthcare, and have access to the best-quality hospitals and specialized centers around the world.
Best Doctors Insurance offers Canadians top-quality medical insurance plans designed to deliver a full range of exclusive benefits and services. The result? Members can have peace of mind knowing that they have the best health insurance plan to help them - not only by paying for medical expenses but also by guiding them through the complexities of the health care system when they need it most.
In Canada, 27% of medical cases reviewed by Best Doctors resulted in corrections of the initial diagnosis, and 60% of recommended treatment plans were refined and improved by Best Doctors' medical experts. Misdiagnosis of chronic or critical illness is a serious issue in Canada, and sub-optimal treatment programs can have serious side effects and cause quality of life and chances of a full recovery to decrease dramatically. Why risk it?
Canadians need to be realistic about our health care system, and insure that they have access to world-class diagnosis and treatment through a Best Doctors program.
- the lowest cost for access is through a group benefit plan (because your employer pays for a portion of your coverage), although group benefits are not always in your own control;
- the second least costly method is to have a personal individual health insurance policy that comes with Best Doctors;
- Critical Illness insurance can also be used to obtain access to Best Doctors, although if the lump sum insured for is large this may become the more expensive method to obtain access;
- Best Doctors Insurance has a private product available in Canada (Global Medical Care) which provides a lifetime $5 million benefit which can be use anywhere in the world to address medical uncertainty of any kind, and which will pay for advanced testing, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
- $5,000,000 per member in lifetime coverage.
- Access to diagnostics (MRI, CT scans, other) usually in less than a week.
- Prescription drug coverage (including 100% coverage during hospitalization).
- Immediate access to the best treatment facilities across the world.
- Personalized support by Best Doctors Registered Nurses, ensuring you receive the medical information and guidance you need to move forward with confidence.
- Access to Best Doctors’ unique services including InterConsultation®, and Concierge™ (a VIP service which helps you coordinate hotel bookings, travel arrangements, medical appointments and translation services) and Elite Navigator™ (allows you access to a personal physician advocate who will help you interpret diagnosis examinations, and medical checkup results).
- Better understand your medical condition and the choices you have;
- Find a specialist - in or outside of Canada;
- Access MRI and CT scans in less than a week (at selected independent private clinics in Canada and abroad);
- Review your medical records to confirm (or modify) a diagnosis or treatment plan through;
- Receive the most suitable treatment and the best medical attention - anytime, anywhere.
- Workforce costs associated with absence due to illness are, on average, two to three times higher than costs for medical or drug claims.
- In 2016, the average wait time for Canadians seeking medically necessary surgery was over 20 weeks
- Waits for surgeries and medical treatments in 2015 cost Canadians $3.5 billion in lost income and productivity.