Figure 1: Prescribed Drug Expenditure per Capita, by Source of Finance, by Province/Territory and Canada, 2012f

Growth in drug spending continues to slow


f: forecast.
Prescribed drug expenditure (Rx) is based on drugs sold as the result of a prescription from a health professional. This per capita spending can be financed by either the public or the private sector


National Health Expenditure Database, 2012, Canadian Institute for Health Information; Population, Statistics Canada.