Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Tenzin Tseky
This thesis investigates whether variations in wait times for different medical specialties have a significant impact on the proportion of people who choose to opt out of the public insurance system in their country. Canada presents an interesting case study because it is one of the few nations with a single-payer system for all procedures covered by the public health system. As a result, leaving Canada is the equivalent of opting into the private system in other countries where socialized medicine is available side by side to a private market provider. The results provide some evidence of a positive relationship, but are somewhat sensitive to the chosen sample period.
Tseky, Tenzin, "Do the Best Things Really Come To Those Who Wait? An Analysis of Canadian Wait Times and the Decision to Leave" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 546.
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