Demography Is Destiny: Health Spending Prospects for Ontario

The Conference Board of Canada, 16 pages, August 4, 2017
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Over the past two decades there has been a lively debate about the impact that an aging population will have on health care costs. Ontario needs to continue advancing a seniors strategy, as recommended as early as 1978 by the Ontario Council of Health.

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Ontario needs to continue to advance the elements of a seniors strategy, as recommended as early as 1978 by the Ontario Council of Health. Based on a number of forecasts, health care costs are expected to rise by more than 4 per cent per year in the coming years. The entire health system needs structural reform for better value for money, as funding alone will not be sufficient to supply the best-quality care Ontarians expect.

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