Nova Scotia Health Expense Allocation 2020-21
Total Annual Expenditures: $2.449 billion
- Compensation ($1.742 billion)
- Utilities and plant maintenance ($167 million)
- Medical and surgical supplies ($132 million)
- Drugs ($147 million)
- Clinical research ($26 million)
- Other ($235 million)
COMPENSATION: Includes all salaries and benefits. Also
includes funds allocated for temporary staff.
UTILITIES and PLANT MAINTENANCE: Includes utilities such as fuel, electricity and natural gas, telephone, minor equipment purchases, rentals, various building and equipment maintenance and maintenance supplies.
MEDICAL and SURGICAL SUPPLIES: Includes a variety of medical and surgical supplies such as prosthetics, defibrillators, pacemakers, instruments, needles/gloves/dressings and supplies.
DRUGS: Includes general drugs, anti-infectives and anesthetic gases.
CLINICAL RESEARCH: Includes health innovation, research education and other designated programs.
OTHER: Includes patient care supporting costs such as general office supplies, food, IT, lab supplies, insurance, etc.