SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

April 25, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Did Saskatchewan Achieve the Shortest Wait Times for Surgery in Canada? New Study Coming Tuesday, April 26

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 25, 2016) - On Tuesday, April 26, the Fraser Institute will release a study spotlighting the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative (SSI)-a program launched in 2010 to tackle long wait times for medically necessary surgeries and which included the controversial introduction of private for-profit clinics.

The study, Learning from the Saskatchewan Surgical Imitative to Improve Wait Times in Canada, by former Saskatchewan NDP finance minister Janice MacKinnon, examines how the SSI reduced health care wait times, a major problem in every province.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on April 26.

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Contact Information

    Janice MacKinnon
    Professor of Fiscal and Health Policy
    University of Saskatchewan

    For interviews with Ms. MacKinnon, please contact:
    Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute
    Tel: (416) 363-6575 ext. 238