A pronostics for hospitals: CS83-520/1979E-PDF

the effects of population change on the need for hospital space, 1967-2031 /

"A major concern in Canada today is the rising public expenditure on health care. Hospitals are the most costly sector in the health care delivery system, representing just under 50% of total health expenditures in 1975. In the mid-1970's, the respective capital (excluding land) and operating costs were $50,000 per bed and $125 per patient-day. Furthermore, with more than four million hospital admissions each year, at an average of almost 11 days, hospital services in 1975 amounted to $5.3 billion or 3.3% of G.N.P. It is important, therefore, to gain some appreciation of how these costs might change in the future."--Preface, p. [3].

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Health Division.
Title A pronostics for hospitals
Subtitle the effects of population change on the need for hospital space, 1967-2031 /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note "November 1979." Issued also in French under title: Hôpitaux : Horizon 2031 : les effets du mouvement de la population sur les besoins en soins hospitaliers, 1967-2031. Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada].
Date 1979.
Number of Pages 92 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS83-520/1979E-PDF
Subject Terms Health care facilities, Public expenditures