SOURCE: Canadian Health Policy Institute

CHPI

December 13, 2016 06:00 ET

Canadian Health Policy Institute: Study compares the availability of medical resources in the public health systems of the 10 Canadian provinces

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - The first edition of an annual study published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) compared the availability of medical resources in the public health systems of the ten Canadian provinces, and found that Quebec is delivering the best value for money.

The study examined the most recent data for all 10 provinces current to 2015, including 8 medical resource indicators for health professionals, diagnostic technology and new medicines.

The study found that provincial governments in Atlantic Canada are the highest spenders in healthcare as a percentage of the population. The three most populous provinces (Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia) on the other hand are those that devote the lowest amount of public money per person to healthcare. Ontarians have fewer human resources and medical technologies in proportion of its population than residents of most other provinces. The same situation holds true for British Columbia. In Quebec, the level of human and medical resources made available to the population stands consistently above the Canadian average, yet Quebec ranks as the least expensive province by public spending per capita.

The study, Medical Resource Availability in Canada's Provinces: 2016 Annual Report, is available online at: www.canadianhealthpolicy.com.

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