Healthcare Funding Policies for Reducing Fragmentation and Improving Health Outcomes

Jason Sutherland
This policy paper examines potential roles of ‘funding policy’ to address yawning gaps in continuity of healthcare delivery and inequality in health outcomes across Canada. Funding policy is but one tool available to healthcare decision makers to affect the volume, type, timeliness and cost of healthcare services, products and devices provided to a country’s residents. Healthcare funding policies involve trade-offs and conflicts that may drive the ‘price’ of change to be too high. As Canada...
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