SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 17, 2017 05:00 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: What do Canada's health-care wait times cost patients? New study coming Thursday, May 18

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - On Thursday, May 18, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining Canada's health-care system and wait times.

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2017 spotlights the lost wages and income Canadians sacrifice while waiting for medically necessary treatment.

The study includes cost breakdowns for patients in each province.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, May 18 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information

    Bacchus Barua
    Senior Economist, Health Policy Studies
    Fraser Institute

    To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:

    Bryn Weese
    Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    Office: (604) 688-0221 ext. 589