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|By type of expense||2017–2018|
|Buildings and Grounds||4.8%|
|Drugs in Hospital||4.2%|
|By functional area||2017–2018|
|Nursing Inpatient Services||19.3%|
|Other Diagnostic and Therapeutic||13.1%|
|Research, Education and Other||10.1%|
|Other Ambulatory Care Services||8.2%|
|Intensive Care Nursing Unit||4.6%|
|Community Health Services||3.6%|
|Long-Term Care Nursing Unit||2.1%|
- The largest single expense in Canadian hospitals is employee compensation, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all expenses (64.1% in 2017–2018).
- Among direct patient care services, the nursing ward accounts for the largest share of hospital spending at 19.3%, followed by Support Services at 18.0% and Other Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services at 13.1%.
- Since 2005, total hospital spending has grown at an average annual rate of 4%.