01/15/2013 05:34 EST | Updated 03/17/2013 01:12 EDT

Alberta's Health System Leader In Access, Not Value, Study Says

Alberta's health-care system ranks as one of the country's leaders in clinical quality and access to medical resources, but offers less value for money compared with most other provinces, says a new report from the Fraser Institute.

The Provincial Healthcare Index from the institute, a right-leaning, public policy think-tank, compares measurements of health system performance, resources and costs in all 10 Canadian provinces.