The OHA has prepared a slide deck of comparisons in health care spending between provinces. The data comes from the 2010 National Health Expenditure Report put out by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
- Ontario is only ahead of BC and Quebec in terms of total health care expenditures per capita. It would take $2.3 billion to bring Ontario up to the average of what other provinces spend on health care.
- Increases in Ontario’s health care spending have recently been slower than other provinces.
- Ontario is second last in per capita hospital spending. We would have to spend $3.5 billion more to bring Ontario up to the national average. Ontario’s per capita spending on hospitals increased by only $21 from 2009 to 2010.
- Ontario spends more per capita on physicians and drugs than any other province.
- Only BC and Alberta spend less per capita on other institutions, including long term care.
To see the full slide deck, go to