The following article compares the health status of residents in Canada, its provinces and territories, and 15 peer countries based on the following 10 report card indicators:
life expectancy, premature mortality, infant mortality, self-reported health status, mortality due to cancer, mortality due to heart disease and stroke, mortality due to respiratory disease, mortality due to diabetes, mortality due to diseases of the nervous system, and suicides.
“B.C. is the top-placing province, scoring an “A” on the health report card and ranking third overall, after Switzerland and Sweden.”
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It is important to note that the Conference Board is not attempting to rate Canada’s health care system. Although the health care system has an impact on population health, [their] goal is to evaluate the health status of Canadians and of their peers in other countries.