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Title:The private cost of long-term care in Canada: Where you live matters PDF Logo
Authors:Fernandes, Natasha
Spencer, Byron G.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:QSEP Research Report, McMaster University 443
Abstract:Canadians expect the same access to health care whether they are rich or poor, and wherever they live, often without direct charge at the point of service. However, we find that the private cost of long-term care differs greatly across the country, and within provinces, we find substantial variation, depending on income level, marital status, and, in Quebec alone, on assets owned. A non-married person with average income would pay more than twice as much in the Atlantic provinces as in Quebec, while a couple with one in care would pay almost four times as much in Newfoundland as in Alberta.
Subjects:long-term care
private cost
JEL:I11
J14
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:QSEP Research Reports, McMaster University

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