Chronic Healthcare Spending Disease: A Macro Diagnosis and Prognosis
The amount Canadians spend on healthcare is set to rise rapidly over the next two decades and Canadians need to face up to tough choices to deal with this “spending disease,” according to a new C.D. Howe Institute study by David A. Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and Deputy Minister of Health, and co-author Richard Dion, a former economist at the Bank of Canada. The study, Chronic Healthcare Spending Disease: A Macro Diagnosis and Prognosis, examines the trajectory of total healthcare spending – public and private – in Canada and the policy choices Canadians must make in response.