BC middle of the road in health care value for money

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55 , No. 2 , March 2013 , Pages 76 News

Residents of Quebec and Ontario receive better value for money from their public health care systems than other Canadians, concludes a new report from the Fraser Institute, while Newfoundland and Labrador residents fare the worst.

Provincial Healthcare Index 2013 compares the per capita cost of provincial health care systems to the availability and quality of medical goods and services in each province. The report measures 46 performance indicators in the areas of timeliness, availability of resources, volume of services provided, and clinical performance, using publicly available data from 2010 (or the most recent year available). 

In terms of overall value for money, British Columbia places fifth among the provinces:
1. Quebec
2. Ontario
3. New Brunswick
4. Nova Scotia
5. British Columbia
6. Manitoba
7. Alberta
8. Saskatchewan
9. Prince Edward Island
10. Newfoundland and Labrador

The complete report can be viewed at www.fraserinstitute.org.

. BC middle of the road in health care value for money. BCMJ, Vol. 55, No. 2, March, 2013, Page(s) 76 - News.



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