March 15, 2014

Ontario Hospital Funding at Risk

Posted in Funding, Health, In My Opinion, Speak out! tagged , , , at 2:41 pm by CrystalineGoddess

Five Southern Ontario hospitals to be closed; replaced with acute-care centre

KAREN HOWLETT 
AND 
ADRIAN MORROW
The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Jan. 13 2014, 3:24 PM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014, 1:03 AM EST

The Ontario government has given the green light to a long-awaited new hospital near Niagara Falls – one month before voters in the region go to the polls in a by-election.

Read more;

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/five-hospitals-in-southern-ontario-to-be-permanently-closed-replaced-with-a-new-acute-care-centre/article16310656/

Patient-Based Funding – The New Reality for Ontario Hospitals

09-25-2012 | Industry News

Already in 2012, a great amount of material has been produced concerning Patient-Based Funding (PBF) and the Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM). Most of this however has been either basic information from the Ministry or opinion from a variety of stakeholders within the health care system. This basic information includes how the Ministry arrived at its ‘made-in-Ontario’ solution and some clarification governing the initial funding arrangement and which hospitals will or will not be immediately impacted.

Read more;

http://optimussbr.com/patient-based-funding-the-new-reality-for-ontario-hospitals/

Ontario hospital funding: confusion for 2012/2013

by Karen Born & Irfan Dhalla
FEBRUARY 23, 2012

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is changing the way it funds hospitals for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts on April 1.

The new funding formula is intended to improve efficiency. However, many hospitals are unprepared for the change.

We spoke with hospital executives and other experts to better understand what is likely to happen and the implications.

Earlier this month, in a presentation to hospital executives across Ontario, officials from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care described substantial changes to how the government proposes to fund hospitals in the upcoming fiscal year, beginning on April 1. The changes are intended to improve hospital efficiency. However,  hospitals are still in the dark about some of the details, and many are unprepared for the shift.

Read more;

http://healthydebate.ca/2012/02/topic/cost-of-care/ontario-hospital-funding-confusion

The Star;

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2013/05/09/ontarios_hospitals_pitfalls_and_opportunities_for_highquality_care.html

CBCnews;

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/patient-based-hospital-funding-coming-to-ontario-1.1236338

Official view point; 

http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ecfa/funding/hs_funding.aspx

http://www.oha.com/CurrentIssues/keyinitiatives/PhysicianandProfessionalIssues/QPSGT/Documents/Module%201%20-%201.3%20(Mar%2025%202013).pdf

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