THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods A version of this commentary appeared in the Hill Times, Ottawa Life and the Winnipeg Free Press The use of management consultants to design reforms for Canada’s health systems has become increasingly popular by both provincial and federal governments over the past several decades – but it’s not always been good value […]
Without appropriate measurement of health care outcomes, we cannot know if cost control measures affect the quality of care.
We don’t have measures in place to evaluate whether increasing the specialist health workforce is always the best investment of our health care dollars.
Just how big is the increase in the number of health specialists? The number of specialists per Canadian has almost doubled since 1981.
While there has been a recent decline in real per capita provincial government health spending, total physician costs have continued to rise.
The recent negotiations between the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Government highlight the complex relationship between physicians and health spending.
Le Canada et le Québec comptent un nombre record de médecins et de spécialistes de la santé, mais est-ce une bonne nouvelle?
Partout au pays, les provinces tentent de réduire leurs dépenses de santé et se préoccupent beaucoup des coûts croissants associés aux médecins. Ont-elles raison? Oui — et non.
In a dramatic show of physician support for deep health care reform in the U.S, more than 2,200 physician leaders have signed a “Physician’s Proposal” calling for sweeping change.
Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise this year: expenditure growth on public healthcare in Canada finally appears to be slowing down. However, it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost-curve or more short-term cost-cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers.