Wait times for medical care costly: Study

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By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/21/2008

Singer Tom Petty once crooned that waiting is the hardest part. It’s also a pretty expensive part, at least when it comes to medical procedures.

The economic impact of patients waiting above and beyond medically recommended wait times for four common procedures last year was $14.8 billion, according to

The Economic Cost of Wait Times in Canada