Total health spending in Canada from 2009 to 2013 is projected to grow by $29.1 billion according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, National Health Expenditure Report.
Increased hospital spending accounts for 32.3 percent of the growth . When spending on hospitals, is combined with spending on nursing homes and other chronic care facilities , institutional care accounts for 49 percent of all health spending growth.
Spending for physician services in Canada increased by $5.7 billion from 2009 to 2013 and accounted for nearly 20 percent of health spending growth.
Increased spending on prescribed drugs accounted for 15.6 percent of health spending growth.