1990 data. Information is reproduced from the Guide to Health Services of the World, published by the International Hospital Federation, ISBN 0 900590 26 2. Price £16.00.
|Birth Rate (per 1000 Population)|
|Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)|
|73.8 (male) 80.4 (female)|
|Total expenditure on health services in US$
|Description of Health Service|
Health care service provision in Canada is mainly a provincial responsibility.
The ten provincial governments are responsible for public health services
as well as personal health care. Each province follows different models
of healthcare provision but there are enoiugh common characteristics to
describe the system as a national health service. All prescribed medical
treatment is free to the patients at the point of delivery. The services
are financed by the government and public insurance premiums..