The National Health Expenditure database (NHEX) provides an overview of all health spending in Canada, by spending category and source of funding.
Data are extracted manually from diverse public documents, including national and provincial/territorial public accounts and other financial reports. Other sources include private insurance companies, AC Nielsen Canada and Statistics Canada.
The database contains expenditure data on:
View NHEX data elements
The purpose of NHEX is to:
Through our Data Quality Enhancement Program, CIHI strives to ensure that the quality of the information in our data holdings is suited to its intended uses, and that data users are provided good information about data quality.
Data disclosure is determined by CIHI's privacy principles and policies. The NHEX privacy impact assessment (PDF) 50 KB demonstrates that its practices comply with these principles and policies. Agreements do not allow for the release of confidential data obtained from the private insurance companies and AC Nielsen Canada.
The NHEX Expert Working Group provides CIHI with advice on the continued development of the NHEX database and related outputs. Members, representing different research and user groups, are selected based on their expertise in health economics.