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  • In 2017, the public sector will pay for about 70% of total health expenditures (65% from the provincial and territorial governments and 5% from other parts of the public sector).
  • Private-sector spending will account for the other 30% of total health expenditure in 2017. The private sector has 3 components, the largest of which is out-of-pocket spending (15%), followed by private health insurance (12%) and non-consumption (3%).
  • The public/private split has been fairly consistent since the early 2000s, with the public-sector share of total health spending remaining relatively stable at around 70%.
    • In 2000, 2005 and 2015, the split was 70% public/30% private.
    • In 2010, the split was slightly different, at 71%/29%.