The annual report series National Health Expenditure Trends provides an overview of

  • How much is spent on health care every year
  • What the money is used for
  • Where that money comes from

The report features comparative expenditure data at the provincial/territorial and international levels, as well as Canadian health spending trends from 1975 to the present.

The National Health Expenditure Trends annual report series is based on CIHI’s National Health Expenditure Database (NHEX), Canada’s most comprehensive source of information on health spending. NHEX tracks macro-level spending on health goods and services, and capital investments in health care infrastructure.

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