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October 07, 2013 08:15 ET

The Fraser Institute/Media Advisory: New Book to Be Released Tuesday October 8 Examines Impacts of Waiting for Health Care

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new book Tuesday October 8 that explores the various policy-related issues associated with waiting lists for health care services in Canada.

The book, Reducing Wait Times for Health Care: What Canada Can Learn From Theory and International Experience, looks at how wait times are measured, the effect waiting for health care has on patients and the economy, and the inefficiencies inherent in rationing health care.

Authors include Dr. Brian Day, orthopaedic surgeon and former CMA president, Steven Globerman, Kaiser Professor of International Business at Western Washington University, David Henderson, associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and Nadeem Esmail, Fraser Institute director of health policy research.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday, October 8.

The complete book will also be available as a free PDF download at

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. 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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