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Building better health care: Policy opportunities for Ontario

Building better health care: Policy opportunities for Ontario

Released April 2014

Ontario’s performance in health care is uncompetitive among international peers

The Institute finds that, overall, Ontario could get better value for money from its health care spending. Ontario is among the jurisdictions with the highest total per capita health care spending in the OECD, with spending 33 percent above the OECD average. Yet despite exceptional resources, Ontario falls short when comparing the province’s overall health care performance to that of international peers. Countries that spend less on health care have comparable or better health care outcomes, higher quality care, and more extensive public coverage than Ontario.