Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie

An Overview of the Canadian Health Care System

Data publikacji: 2012

Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie, 2012, Tom 10, Numer 1, s. 51 - 56



Iwona A. Bielska
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University; Kanada
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University; Kanada
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Elizabeth M. Hampel
Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University, Canada
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Ana P. Johnson
Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Carruthers Hall, 2nd floor, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada
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The Canadian health care system is a publicly financed system administered by ten provincial and three territorial governments. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the universal health care system in Canada, including its history, the health status of Canadians, health care funding and spending, and health research and data collection. Health care spending in Canada amounts to 11.6% of the country’s gross domestic product and is estimated to have been $200.5 billion Canadian dollars in 2011. Hospitals account for the largest source of health care spending (29%), followed by drugs (16%) and physician spending (14%). Of the total health care spending, 70% is paid for by the public system. Due to the Canadian population being covered by the universal health care system, health data are being collected and can be used to monitor the health care system and inform evidence-based medicine.


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Informacje: Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie, 2012, s. 51 - 56

Typ artykułu: Oryginalny artykuł naukowy



An Overview of the Canadian Health Care System


Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University; Kanada

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University; Kanada

Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University, Canada

Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Carruthers Hall, 2nd floor, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6 Canada

Publikacja: 2012

Status artykułu: Otwarte __T_UNLOCK

Licencja: Żadna

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Iwona A. Bielska (Autor) - 33%
Elizabeth M. Hampel (Autor) - 33%
Ana P. Johnson (Autor) - 34%

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