Media Advisory - CIHI releases latest health spending figures at Economic
Club of Canada event (November 19)

OTTAWA, Nov. 16 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    What: "Health Care in Canada: Debunking the Spending Myths"
          An Economic Club of Canada luncheon with Graham W. S. Scott
    

What we spend on health care continues to ignite passionate debate on the sustainability of our system, fuelled at times by ideology, misconception or myth. But what are we really spending? Where is the money going? What are Canadians getting in return?

At an Ottawa lunch event on November 19, Graham W. S. Scott, Chair of the Board for the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), will publicly reveal CIHI's projected figures for health care spending in Canada in 2009, highlighting the latest expenditure trends and international comparisons. He will also provide an evidence-based overview of how our health system and the health of Canadians have evolved over the past decade, and examine the challenges that lie ahead.

    
    When: Thursday, November 19, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Mr. Scott's address
          begins at noon)

    Where: Ottawa Westin, Confederation Room III, 111 Colonel By Drive
    

Copies of National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2009, CIHI's latest annual report on health spending, will be distributed at the event.

For tickets, please register with the Economic Club of Canada at www.ecot.ca/events. Media are welcome, and those who wish to attend should contact our media representatives.

About CIHI

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) collects and analyzes information on health and health care in Canada and makes it publicly available. Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments created CIHI as a not-for-profit, independent organization dedicated to forging a common approach to Canadian health information. CIHI's goal: to provide timely, accurate and comparable information. CIHI's data and reports inform health policies, support the effective delivery of health services and raise awareness among Canadians of the factors that contribute to good health.

SOURCE Canadian Institute for Health Information

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Angela Baker, Office: (416) 549-5402, Cell: (416) 459-6855, anbaker@cihi.ca; Tonya Johnson, Office: (613) 694-6610, Cell: (613) 296-2580, tojohnson@cihi.ca


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