The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

July 13, 2015 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: What Did Long Wait Times for Health Care Cost Canadians in 2014? New Study Coming Tuesday, July 14

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 13, 2015) - On Tuesday, July 14, the Fraser Institute will release a new study measuring the private cost, in lost wages and time, of waiting for health care in Canada.

The study, The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, calculates the average value of time lost during the week for each of the estimated 937,345 patients waiting for surgery in Canada last year.

The study breaks down the cost on a per person basis, nationally and by province.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on July 14 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

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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 think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

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    Bacchus Barua
    Senior Economist, Fraser Institute

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    Please contact: Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238