Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Health spending continues to rise

From the Globe and Mail:
Drugs cost more than the doctors who dish them out in Canada.

According to figures released Tuesday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in its annual report on health care, health care spending in Canada is expected to reach $148-billion in 2006, an increase of $8-billion over last year but lower than the average increases of the last six years.

Medication is expected to be the second largest expense in Canadian health this year — second only to the cost of running hospitals. ...more

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