Premiers meet to talk health care: it's time for leadership and vision

As Canada's premiers gather in Victoria today and tomorrow to discuss the future of health care, a new study from the CCPA-BC calls for a system-wide, integrated approach to health care reform. The study assesses BC's recent efforts at health care reform, including the introduction of "activity based funding" in an effort to fix long wait times and overcrowded hospitals. The study finds that ABF’s narrow focus on increasing “activity” in one part of the health care system does not address the system-level changes needed to control health care costs and improve patient care.

Read the full study or a short summary: Beyond the Hospital Walls: Activity Based Funding Versus Integrated Health Care Reform

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