Canada is among the highest spenders on health care in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), at $5,782 per person in 2015.
That year, among 35 selected OECD countries, spending per person remained the highest in the United States, at $11,916.
Although Canada was above the OECD average in terms of per-person spending on health care, our public-sector share of total health expenditure (70%) was below the OECD average (72%).
Here are the numbers for 2015 per-person spending in Canadian dollars, health spending as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) and the public/private split for the OECD as a whole and 9 selected OECD countries, including Canada:
OECD: $4,826 per person; 8.9% of GDP; 72% public/28% private
Canada: $5,782 per person; 10.4% of GDP; 70% public/30% private
United States: $11,916 per person; 16.9% of GDP; 49% public/51% private
France: $5,677 per person; 11.1% of GDP; 79% public/21% private
Germany: $6,709 per person; 11.2% of GDP; 84% public/16% private
Sweden: $6,601 per person; 11.0% of GDP; 84% public/16% private
Netherlands: $6,639 per person; 10.7% of GDP; 81% public/19% private
Australia: $5,631 per person; 9.4% of GDP; 67% public/33% private
New Zealand: $4,443 per person; 9.3% of GDP; 80% public/20% private
United Kingdom: $5,170 per person; 9.9% of GDP; 80% public/20% private
Note that these numbers reflect total current expenditure, excluding capital. Spending data is based on the System of Health Accounts.