Longwoods. “Advice on funding models to improve patient care in Tools for Change, The Change Foundation’s latest report.” Retrieved from:http://www.longwoods.com/newsdetail/1646.
As Ontario experiments with new patient-based payment methods under the Excellent Care for All Act, The Change Foundation offers analysis, examples, and advice on using funding models to improve the quality and experience of patient care.
The report, Tools for Change: Funding Incentives and Levers for Integrating patient care in Ontario (November, 2010), flows from a symposium The Change Foundation organized last spring with support from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The paper includes Canadian examples of funding/incentive models, a summary and lessons from the symposium and the U.S./U.K. case studies, as well as key findings from the literature.
What’s worked where and why? Do we need a mix of strategies? How can we rethink and redesign Ontario’s funding models and payment systems to incent providers to work together in the best interests of individuals and their caregivers as they move through the health-care system?
Read the full report: Tools for Change Report.