SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

April 11, 2016 08:32 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: What Did Long Wait Times for Health Care Cost Canadians in 2015? New Study Coming Tuesday, April 12

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 11, 2016) - On Tuesday, April 12, the Fraser Institute will release a new study measuring the cost of waiting for health care in Canada.

The study, The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, calculates the average personal cost of time lost during the work week for each of the estimated 894,449 patients waiting for surgery and medical treatment.

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 April 12 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

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    Bacchus Barua
    Senior Economist
    Fraser Institute

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    Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute
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