Cost barriers to health care for elderly in Canada 2017, by income group

This survey shows the percentage of Canadians over the age of 65 years with cost barriers to accessing health care in 2017, by income group. In that year, around eight percent of those with a household income of less than 25,000 Canadian dollars had problems or were unable to pay medical bills in the past 12 months.

Cost barriers for elderly to access health care in Canada in 2017, by income group

Annual household income of less than 25,000 dollarsAnnual household income of more than 55,000 dollars
Did not fill a prescription for medicine or skipped doses of medications because of the cost9%1%
Did not see a doctor for medical problem because of cost5%1%
Skipped a medical test, treatment or follow-up recommended by a doctor because of the cost7%1%
Did not see a dentist when needed to because of the cost27%8%
Had problems or was unable to pay medical bills in the past 12 months8%2%
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Source

Release date

January 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

March to May 2017

Number of respondents

4,549 respondents

Age group

65 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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