The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

July 17, 2013 09:02 ET

The Fraser Institute-Media Advisory: Report Measuring Cost of Wait Times for Health Care Coming Thursday, July 18

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) - The Fraser Institute will release a new report measuring the value of time and productivity Canadians lost in 2012 due to wait times for surgery and other therapeutic treatments, on Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care uses data from the Fraser Institute's annual survey of health care wait times to calculate how many patients were waiting for treatment in 2012, and the average value of time lost during the work week for each of those patients.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwire at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, July 18.

The full report 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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