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Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid is defending the government's record on preventative health care.
This after a report by the Auditor-General suggested flat funding for prevention measures did not match the lofty rhetoric on the issue in recent throne speeches.
MacDiarmid says BC compares well to Alberta.
"They spend significantly more per capita, per person, in Alberta, and they have a younger population...we're spending less with an older population and yet our outcomes in many areas are substantially better, so it's important to look at the investment but it's also important to look at the outcomes."
While spending on health prevention has flattened out in recent years, MacDiarmid says it's gone up by 160% since 2000.