Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2018

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  • Total health spending in Canada is projected to reach $253.5 billion in 2018, with growth of around 4.2%. This will represent 11.3% of Canada’s gross domestic product and equal $6,839 per Canadian.
  • Health spending has trended upward since 1975, both in current dollars and in 1997 constant dollars. In current dollars, health spending reached $100 billion around 2000 and $200 billion around 2011.