What proportion of our health care costs does each sector of our health care system consume and what are their growth rates? This answer to question is germane to governments facing serious health care budgetary constraints. There is an argument put forward that hospitals and prescription medication costs are the principle contributors to a system that is unsustainable.
This week, a Fraser Institute report, The Misguided War Against Medicines, looked at the evidence for this argument.
- Brett Skinner, Director of Health, Pharmaceutical and Insurance Policy Research at the Fraser Institute and author of The Misguided War Against Medicines