The Conference Board of Canada has engaged in research series on the burden of pneumonia in Canada, which has debilitating impacts on seniors, children, and the immune-compromised population. Pneumonia can also arise as a costly complication during hospital stay, with some patients experiencing longer length of stay and associated costs after developing pneumonia compared to other reasons for hospitalization.
Changing demographics, namely an aging and growing population, will play a key role in the future health and economic impact of pneumonia on the health care system, to the economy, and to society. With annual costs increasing from $216 million in 2010 to $532 million in 2025, addressing pneumonia today is necessary.
Join the Conference Board’s Alexandru Dobrescu and Thy Dinh, as they walk through the research findings and the policy and practice implications for addressing the burden of disease in Canada.