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Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Some Good News and Some Bad News for Saskatchewan


  • Colin Busby

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • William Robson

    (C.D. Howe Institute)


Spending on healthcare in the western provinces and Canada has increased over time, outpacing growth in other government program spending. Further, the trend is expected to continue given the aging population and an increase in demand for new technology and treatments, which is a concern for the sustainability of the healthcare system in the near future.” Saskatchewan 2010/11 Ministry of Health Strategic Plan (Saskatchewan 2010, p. 15).

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  • Colin Busby & William Robson, 2013. "Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Some Good News and Some Bad News for Saskatchewan," e-briefs 146, C.D. Howe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:146

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    1. Colin Busby & William Robson, 2013. "Canada's 2012 Fiscal Accountability Rankings," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 373, February.
    2. Finn Poschmann & Philippe Bergevin, 2013. "Reining in the Risks: Rethinking the Role of Crown Financial Corporations in Canada," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 372, February.

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    Social Policy; Health Policy;

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    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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