Spending and Health Workforce

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National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016

How much is spent on health care every year? What is the money used for, who is it spent on and where does it comes from? Read the 20th edition of this annual publication for an overview, as well as Canadian health spending trends from 1975 to the present.

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Spending and health workforce information

  • Spending


    Find out how much is spent on health care every year, what and whom that money is used for, and where it comes from.

    Our analyses of Canadian health care spending include

    • Overall spending at national, provincial and territorial levels;
    • Details of health facility and regional health authority spending;
    • Cost estimates of  services provided to patients in hospitals.
  • Workforce


    Collecting and reporting health human resources (HHR) data helps decision-makers plan for, manage, monitor and evaluate HHR. CIHI collects data and reports on the supply, distribution, education and employment characteristics of HHR in Canada. This includes record-level data and analysis on

    • Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Medical laboratory technologists
    • Medical radiation technologists
    • Occupational therapists
    • Pharmacists
    • Physiotherapists

    This also includes an overall aggregated dataset and analysis on 30 occupational categories of health human resources.

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