N.B. ranks lowest in Canada for public-sector health spending per capita, data shows – CBC

Picture the opposite for private-sector spending, new health council web page says

May 25, 2023

New Brunswick had the lowest public-sector health spending per capita in Canada in 2020, and among the highest private-sector spending per capita, according to a new web page launched by the New Brunswick Health Council.

The proportion of gross domestic product being spent on health was, however, higher in New Brunswick than the national average, the data shows.

GDP, the total value of all goods and services produced within one year in a specific region, is “a recognized measure that can be a proxy for our ability to pay,” said CEO Stéphane Robichaud. “And from that end we’re in the top three in the country.

“So it suggests that, you know, the main issue for us is not about necessarily just spending more, but it’s about making sure we’re getting more value out of what we’re spending.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-health-spending-public-per-capita-private-gdp-council-1.6852859

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