How does health spending differ across provinces and territories?
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- Health spending per person varies among the provinces and territories, and it is highest in the territories.
- Among the provinces in 2017, total health spending per person is forecast to range from $7,378 in Newfoundland and Labrador and $7,329 in Alberta to $6,367 in Ontario and $6,321 in British Columbia.
- Here are the 2017 forecasts for per-person spending and the corresponding growth rates for Canada as a whole and for each province and territory:
- Canada: $6,604 per person; 2.9% increase
- Newfoundland and Labrador: $7,378 per person; 3.9% increase
- Prince Edward Island: $6,633 per person; 3.0% increase
- Nova Scotia: $6,996 per person; 2.3% increase
- New Brunswick: $6,643 per person; 2.7% increase
- Quebec: $6,434 per person; 4.5% increase
- Ontario: $6,367 per person; 2.7% increase
- Manitoba: $7,182 per person; 2.3% increase
- Saskatchewan: $6,982 per person; 0.2% increase
- Alberta: $7,329 per person; 2.2% increase
- British Columbia: $6,321 per person; 2.0% increase
- Yukon: $11,222 per person; 3.0% increase
- Northwest Territories: $17,150 per person; 6.8% increase
- Nunavut: $14,936 per person; 1.1% decrease