How does health spending differ across provinces and territories?
Health expenditures vary across the country
|Province/territory||Cost per person||Percentage of budget||Percentage of per capita growth|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||$7,256||41%||2.6%|
|Prince Edward Island||$6,389||38%||2.0%|
Notes: Cost per person includes public- and private-sector spending, forecasted for 2016. Percentage of budget: Provincial/territorial government health spending as percentage of budget, forecasted for 2015. Source: National Health Expenditure Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information.
- In the provinces in 2016, total health expenditure per capita is expected to range from $7,256 in Newfoundland and Labrador and $7,120 in Manitoba to $5,822 in Quebec and $6,144 in Ontario.
- Variations in health care spending reflect differences in the population of each province and territory and its health care needs, as well as the organization of health services, health personnel compensation and the sharing of costs between the public and private sectors.