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April 2, 2014 |
The Ontario government is offering “a mockery of a legitimate complaints process for hospital patients and long-term care residents."
March 10, 2014 |
Volunteers across Ontario will hold a referendum to ask residents to vote to stop the Ontario government's plan to cut local public hospitals and contract clinical services out to private clinics.
Photo: SalFalko/flickr
| December 20, 2013
May 11, 2012 |
Thousands of Ontarians die needlessly due to medical errors, hospital-acquired infections and cost-cutting each year. Hospital cost-cutting planned by the Ontario government will make epidemic worse.
April 23, 2012 |
Reports concludes the Samaritan Place pilot project will cost taxpayers $10 million to $20 million more than if it had been built using traditional public sector financing.

Funding for hospitals in B.C. based on number of surgeries performed

February 16, 2012
| Premier Christy Clark has introduced activity-based funding to hospitals in B.C. despite evidence from other countries that this kind of model neither saves costs nor reduces waiting lists.
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| January 17, 2012

Activity Based Funding won't solve waitlists and overcrowding in hospitals: study

Vancouver -- As Canada's premiers meet in Victoria to discuss different approaches to health system reform, a new study raises serious concerns about "Activity Based Funding" (ABF), a new funding model that pays hospitals based on the number of surgeries they perform.

ABF has been introduced in B.C. and is being considered in Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. However, research evidence from the U.S., U.K. and Europe shows that ABF's narrow focus on increasing "activity" in one part of the health-care system does not address the system-level changes needed to control health-care costs and improve patient care.



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March 26, 2010 |
The Ontario Health Coalition is warning Ontarians that the rhetoric used by the McGuinty government to justify hospital cuts is over the top and is not supported by the facts.
December 15, 2009 |
Use this tool to tell your Ontario MPP that Ontario hospitals can't afford a funding freeze.
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