The Cost of Waiting: Eight In Ten (78%) Canadians Believe Healthcare Wait Times ‘Cost Canada Money’

Many Say They’ve Experienced This First Hand With Over A Third (35%) Who Have Paid Out Of Pocket Costs And Three In Ten (29%) Who Have Lost Income As A Result Of Wait Times.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON – The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that eight in ten (78%) Canadians believe that hospital and other health care wait times cost Canada money because people who are waiting for treatment are less productive and miss work. This is compared to just two in ten (19%) who think that wait times save Canada money...

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The Cost of Waiting: Eight In Ten (78%) Canadians Believe Healthcare Wait Times ‘Cost Canada Money’

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