Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report today outlining health spending in Canada. Drug costs are the fastest increasing according to the report – as shown in the graphic below:

Where health spending goes


Across Canada, healthcare spending will increase $242 Billion representing a 3.9% increase year/year or about $200 increase per person.
Trend of health spending in Canada


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“Canada’s economy is improving and, as we have seen in the past, when there is more economic growth, more money is spent on health care. Drugs, hospitals and physicians continue to be the 3 biggest categories of overall health spending, but we’ve seen the pace of drug spending increase over the last couple of years. The growth rate for 2017 demonstrates that spending on health is starting to increase.”

— Michael Hunt, Director, Health Spending and Strategic Initiatives, Canadian Institute for Health Information

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