Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2018

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  • In 2018, the public sector will pay for about 69% of total health expenditures (64.2% from the provincial and territorial governments and 4.8% from other parts of the public sector).
  • Private-sector spending will account for the other 31% of total health expenditure in 2018. The private sector has 3 components, the largest of which is out-of-pocket spending (15.4%), followed by private health insurance (12.4%) and non-consumption (3.3%).
  • The public/private split has been fairly consistent since the early 2000s, with the public-sector share of total health spending remaining relatively stable at around 70%.
    • In 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2016, the split was 70% public/30% private.