David Jacques

Economist, Fraser Institute

David Jacques is an economist at the Fraser Institute. He holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Guelph and an M.Sc. in Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph. He is currently working on studies of health and labour-market policy issues.

Recent Research by David Jacques

— Mar 28, 2019
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The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2019

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2019 finds that Canada’s long wait times for medically necessary treatments cost Canadians $2.1 billion—or $1,924 per patient—in lost wages and time last year. Including the value of lost time outside the traditional work week—evenings and weekends—the estimated cost of waiting for medical care jumps to $6.3 billion. It’s estimated that more than one million Canadians waited for medically necessary treatment in 2018.

— Dec 4, 2018
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Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2018 Report

Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada, 2018 finds that the median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada this year was 19.8 weeks. Among the provinces, Saskatchewan has the shortest median wait time this year at 15.4 weeks, and New Brunswick again recorded the longest wait time (45.1 weeks).

— Nov 8, 2018
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Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2018 finds that Canada spends more on health care than a majority of 28 comparable countries with universal coverage, but ranks near the bottom in terms of the number of physicians and hospital beds, and Canada suffers from the longest wait times.