TITLE

Patient-based funding model endorsed

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p522
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the move of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) to support the proposed patient-based funding of the health care system in Canada. The association plans to create a blueprint and a timeline for the transformation of the system to include patient-focused funding. Members of the association approved a resolution which calls CMA to develop a plan by February 2009. However, other physicians opposed the proposal saying that tying funding to patients may pose some risks like lower quality, reduced accessibility and higher costs.
ACCESSION #
34078848

 

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