The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 28, 2008 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Hosts Discussion on Canada's Aging and Outdated Medical Technology Inventory

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2008) - Canada maintains the third most expensive universal access health care system in the developed world but Canadian patients continue to endure greater risks because the country's health care system regularly employs aging and outdated medical technology.

Join Nadeem Esmail, Fraser Institute's director of health system performance studies, for a discussion on the state of Canada's medical technology and the need to restructure Canada's health care system to provide patients with better access to the latest medical technology.

Esmail is director of health system performance studies and manager of the Alberta Policy Research Centre at the Fraser Institute. He is the author of numerous publications including the Institute's Waiting Your Turn: Hospital Waiting Lists in Canada series. His articles have appeared in newspapers across Canada and he is a frequent media commentator.

Interested media are invited to attend.

Date: Monday, December 1, 2008

Time: 12:15 pm-1:30 pm

(Esmail will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, followed by 30 minutes of

Location: The Fraser Institute boardroom
4th Floor - 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

The Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices across Canada and the United States. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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