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Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries 2018

The Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, released a new study comparing the performance of different countries’ health-care systems to determine how well Canada’s health-care system is performing relative to its international peers. Findings from the study – Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2018 – suggest that, although Canada’s is among the most expensive universal-access health-care systems in the OECD, its performance is modest to poor.

The study compared the cost and performance of 28 universal health-care systems in high-income countries. The level of health-care expenditure is measured using two indicators, while the performance of each country’s health-care system is measured using 40 indicators, representing the four broad categories: [1] availability of resources; [2] use of resources; [3] access to resources; [4] quality and clinical performance.

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