Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse

12 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2018

Date Written: April 5, 2018

Abstract

Preliminary figures show faster growth in the amounts governments are budgeting for healthcare over the past three years, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse,” author William B.P. Robson warns that the preliminary figures likely understate the acceleration, since later figures typically reveal that provinces and territories have overshot their budget targets.

Keywords: Health Care Spending

JEL Classification: I10; H51

Suggested Citation

Robson, William B. P., Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse (April 5, 2018). C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 275. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3157955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3157955

William B. P. Robson (Contact Author)

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