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A Teaching Topic in Health Policy

Managing Supply in the Canadian Healthcare System

This topic provides students with more detailed information about how Canada’s health system is managed, with a specific focus on how governments regulate the activity of health care providers. Students learn about the organization of health care systems in the Canadian provinces, as the topic covers regional health authorities, specialized facilities and hospital funding models. Students are introduced to the major issues related to human resource management in the health industry and consider the ways in which technological advance is reshaping health care delivery over time.

Recommended Reading (Carleton University PADM 5221): 

M. Barer & G, Stoddart, “Toward Integrated Medical Resource Policies for Canada” 1191. www.chspr.ubc.ca/files/publications/1991/hpru91-06D.pdf

B. Chan, “From Perceived Surplus to Perceived Shortage: What Happened to Canada’s Physician Workforce in the 1990s?”, CIHI. 2002 (pdf file).

R-A Devlin, S. Sarma, & W. Hogg, “Remunerating Primary Care Physicians: Emerging Directions and Policy Options for Canada,” Healthcare Quarterly, v. 9, No. 3, 2006.

R. G. Evans & K. M. McGrail, “Richard III, Barer-Stoddart and the Daughter of Time”. 2008. Healthcare Policy

M. Barer, S. Morgan & R. Evans, “Strangulation or Rationalization? Costs and Access in Canadian Hospitals”. 2003.

Fooks, C., et. al., “Health Human Resource Planning in Canada: Physician and Nursing Workforce Issues” (background report for Romanow Commission)

J. Lomas, “Devolving Authority for Health Care in Canada’s Provinces” (4 articles) Canadian Medical Assn. Journal. 1997.  

Bob Gardner, “Local Health Integration networks: Potential challenges and Policy Directions”. 2006

Health Council of Canada, Modernizing the Management of Health Human Resources in Canada. 2005. www.healthcouncilcanada.ca

Source: PADM 5221 Syllabus, 2012

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