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Governmental health spending per capita in Canada by province 2018

Government sector health expenditure per capita in Canada by province in 2018 (in Canadian dollars)*

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Aug 27, 2019
Governmental health spending per capita in Canada by province 2018 The amount of government spending per capita in Canada is highly depending on territory or region. As of 2018, Nunavut had the highest government health expenditures per capita among all territories and provinces with some 12,800 Canadian dollars being spent on health care per capita. Ontario, on the other hand, had the lowest government health expenditures per capita with nearly 4,100 Canadian dollars being spent per person.

Health spending in Canada

Canada is one of the countries with the highest health expenditures globally. Other countries include the U.S., Germany, and France. Health care spending in Canada, much like the rest of the world, has been increasing. Recent data suggests that hospitals, drugs and physicians account for the largest proportions of health care spending in Canada.

Canadian medication costs

Despite being one of the top health expenses in Canada, the expenditures on drugs as a percentage of the total health spending in Canada has actually decreased over time. There are several drug classes that have exceeded others in terms of spending. Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors, Antivirals for hepatitis C and anti-neovascularization agents are the drug classes that account for the largest proportions of total public drug program spending. Alongside the increased spending in prescription drugs in Canada, non-prescription drug spending has also increased in Canada.
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Government sector health expenditure per capita in Canada by province in 2018 (in Canadian dollars)*

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