The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

October 29, 2015 06:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Curbing Canada's Health Spending Growth- Do We Have a Band-Aid Solution or a Cure?

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2015) - Canada's healthcare spending is over $200 billion and growing and some have compared the growth to a healthcare "spending disease". Since 2011, Canada has experienced weak economic growth and a tightening of fiscal budgets. As a result, spending on health has not kept pace with inflation and population growth combined. Current trends appear similar to the fiscal restraint period of the mid-1990s, which was then followed by a period of re-investment. Without major structural changes to the system or fundamental alterations in patterns of expenditures, will the current slow spending growth be an enduring feature of Canadian healthcare?

Please join David O'Toole, President and CEO of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) for a luncheon on October 29 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CIHI's National Health Expenditures database and the release of its annual health expenditures report.

WHO: David O'Toole, President & CEO, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Brent Diverty, Vice President of Programs, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Dr. Cindy Forbes, President, Canadian Medical Association
Don Drummond, Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Dr. David Naylor, President, Medical Researcher & Immediate past President, University of Toronto
André Picard, Public Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail
WHAT: "Curbing Canada's health spending growth- do we have a band-aid solution or a cure?"
DATE: Thursday, October 29th, 2015
TIME: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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