Health spending continues to climb across the country

Health spending in Canada is expected to increase almost four per cent this year to $242 billion.
    
That equals 11.5 per cent of the country's gross domestic product, which is about level with 2016 figures.
    
The Canadian Institute for Health Information calculates that on a per capita basis, health spending will rise about $200 this year per person to just over $6,600 nationally, with the provincial average highest in Newfoundland and Labrador at more than $7,300 per person.