Greg Marchildon

Five challenges for bending the health care cost curve in Canada

Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise this year: expenditure growth on public health care in Canada finally appears to be slowing down. However, it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost-curve or more short-term cost-cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers.

So is it a blip on the health care horizon or the beginning of a trend?

With the continued aging of the Canadian population, the diffusion of new health care technologies, and increased pressure for other public...

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