Provinces and Territories Are Overdue for an Update in Healthcare Funding Policies

Healthc Policy. 2023 Feb;18(3):6-16. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2023.27039.


Even before the recent funding announcement, the provinces had money earmarked for spending on health services, therapies and devices. Canadians expect that this money will be put to work to improve access to scheduled services and emergency care, to increase capacity of primary care to manage complex conditions and to begin the assembly of patients' health information. This does not represent an exhaustive list as most provinces also have other pressing needs, including access to and quality of long-term care and mental healthcare services.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Services*
  • Healthcare Financing*
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care