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Table 1 Bariatric procedures covered by Canadian provinces and territoriesa,b

From: “I didn’t have to prove to anybody that I was a good candidate”: a case study framing international bariatric tourism by Canadians as circumvention tourism

Province/Territory Adjustable Gastric Banding Sleeve Gastrectomy Gastric Bypass
British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Prince Edward Island*
New Brunswick*
Northwest Territories case-by-case case-by-case case-by-case
Yukon case-by-case case-by-case case-by-case
  1. *Procedures covered by provincial health care but contracted out of province
  2. aRecreated from: [18, 16] [https://www.cihi.ca/en/bariatric-surgery-in-canada-infographic]
  3. bNote: This table reflects coverage under Canadian public health care as of 2015. This table might not reflect what was available/publicly funded locally for participants in the study at their time of seeking surgery
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