Health economics dashboards

Get a graphic view of health economics information comparing Alberta to other provinces, territories and countries using interactive dashboards.

The dashboards listed below provide multi-year interprovincial comparisons, including:

  • provincial government health spending
  • key economic indicators compared to provincial government health spending
  • health sector expenditures, such as: hospitals, drugs, physicians, etc.
  • fee-for-service physician payments and services
  • distribution of population by age and gender

The dashboards also include a single year of international comparison of key health indicators.

Dashboards

Provincial government health spending comparisons

View the provincial government health spending comparisons dashboard, which includes:

  • provincial government health spending comparisons for all provinces and Canada from 1975 to 2018 (in per capita $, in per capita constant $, total actual $, total constant $, and age-gender adjusted per capita $)
  • average annual growth rates for selected indicators

Interprovincial economic indicator comparisons

View the interprovincial economic indicator comparisons dashboard, which includes:

  • provincial government health spending as proportion of gross domestic product and as the proportion of total government expenditure for all provinces and Canada from 1975 to 2018.
  • average annual growth rates for key economic indicators for all provinces (consumer price index, population, and average weekly earnings)

Interprovincial health sector comparisons

View the interprovincial health sector comparisons dashboard, which includes:

  • interprovincial provincial government health sector expenditure comparisons for all provinces and Canada from 1975 to 2018 with their respective percentage shares, such as: hospitals, drugs, physicians, etc.
  • average annual growth rates on per capita sector spending for all provinces

Physician payment and service comparisons

View the physician payments and services comparisons dashboard, which includes:

  • physician average gross fee-for service (FFS) payment per full time employee by physician type for all provinces and Canada for the 2005/06 and 2015/16 years.
  • annual growth in volume of FFS physician services compared to population growth in Alberta from 2000 to 2016

International comparisons

View the international comparisons dashboard, which includes information on health indicators comparisons for select Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries:

  • infant mortality rate
  • life expectancy at birth
  • life expectancy, years gained
  • per capita private health spending
  • per capita public health spending
  • per capita total health spending
  • total health spending as percentage of GDP

Population pyramid

View the population pyramid dashboard, which includes:

  • age and gender distribution of the population
  • population estimates and population projections by Statistics Canada and Alberta Health’s Interactive Health Data Application