Activity-based hospital funding: boon or boondoggle?

Collier, Roger
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1407
Academic Journal
The article reports on the implementation of a payment model known as block funding by the government in Canada to cover operational expenses in hospitals. Canadian Medical Association president Brian Day stated that hospitals received several criticisms because of the funding system and he suggested a remedy to solve the problem in the medical sector. On the other hand, former Quebec Health Minister Claude Castonguay stated a recommendation to find ways to stabilize health care budgets in the country. In October 2008, Vancouver hospitals will enroll a patient-based funding pilot project for medical care.


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