Patient-based funding model endorsed

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p522
Academic Journal
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.


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