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The Fraser Institute

March 21, 2014 08:15 ET

Fraser Institute: What Did Waiting for Health Care Cost Canadians in 2013? New Study Coming Monday, March 24

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 21, 2014) - On Monday, March 24, 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 928,120 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 Monday, March 24 at 6:30 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 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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