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Transcript of Health Policy
Physician fee-for-service remuneration is publicly funded by the provincial government through the Canada Health Transfer
Fewer than 10% of PHC physicians work in multidisciplinary practices
Professional Groups Government
Support OMA on IPC Window of Opportunity 3-I Framework DEAL MAKERS The health care system is gradually being transformed to ensure that the patient is at the centre
delivery is timely, care is safe, continuity is maintained and access is guaranteed. Improved
collaboration and teamwork are expected to help caregivers manage increasing workloads, reduce wait times and reduce the likelihood of adverse reactions to care "...calls for incorporation of interprofessional care into existing legislation, systems and infrastructure and notes that recent initiatives such as family health teams depend on a model of interprofessional care"
change means 1991
Regulated Health Professions Act 1867
British North American (Constitution) Act 1984
Canada Health Act 1996
Healthcare Consent Act 2007
Systems Improvement Act 2000
Primary Health Care
Transition Fund 2005
Health Teams" 2006
McGuinty gives IPE $20.4 M 1966
Act _________________________________________________ Re-negotiation of Canada Health Transfer: 2014 appears resistant... Blended
Capitation "The OMA believes that the collaboration that occurs in interprofessional team
care could improve patient care in Ontario" Support! Nurse Practitioners Registered Dieticians Physiotherapists Midwives Pharmacists
increased patient satisfaction
Evidence IPC effective in other jurisdictions and countries "77% of Ontarians support IPC teams" "Current healthcare system
is unsustainable" Health Professions Regulatory
Advisory Council 2009 Increase scopes of practice $$$ References
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