The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives welcomes the opportunity to share our views and recommendations in response to the question posed by the Select Standing Committee on Health: how can we create a cost-effective system of primary and community care built around interdisciplinary teams? We very much agree with the panel that answering this question is critical to ensuring the long-term sustainability of a high quality, cost-effective public health system. Our analysis of the available evidence leads us to believe that a shift to more interdisciplinary team-based care will also address many of the access challenges in rural and remote communities across BC.
How Can We Create a Cost-Effective System of Primary and Community Care Built Around Interdisciplinary Teams?
December 18, 2014