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National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2019
How much is spent on health care every year? What is the money used for, who is it spent on and where does it comes from? Read the latest edition of this annual publication for an overview, as well as Canadian health spending trends from 1975 to the present.

Prescribed Drug Spending in Canada, 2019: A Focus on Public Drug Programs
This report provides an in-depth look at public drug program spending in Canada in 2018. It looks at the types that account for the majority of spending, broken down by sex, age, neighbourhood income and geographic location (urban or rural). It also examines how different drug classes contribute to observed trends in public drug program spending.

Physicians in Canada, 2016
Physicians in Canada, 2016 contains demographic information about the supply of physicians in Canada and information about the payments made to them that are administered through provincial and territorial medical care plans.

Regulated Nurses, 2017
This report highlights current trends in nursing practice in Canada across a variety of demographic, education, mobility and employment characteristics. 

Spending and health workforce information

Find out how much is spent on health care every year, what and whom that money is used for, and where it comes from. Our analyses of Canadian health care spending include

  • Overall spending at national, provincial and territorial levels;
  • Details of health facility and regional health authority spending;
  • Cost estimates of services provided to patients in hospitals.​

Collecting and reporting health human resources (HHR) data helps decision-makers plan for, manage, monitor and evaluate HHR. CIHI collects data and reports on the supply, distribution, education and employment characteristics of HHR in Canada. This includes record-level data and analysis on:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical laboratory technologists
  • Medical radiation technologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists

This also includes an overall aggregated dataset and analysis on 30 groups of health care providers.