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BC Hospitals: Examination and Assessment of Payment Reform

Monthly analyses on the impact of the introduction of activity-based funding (ABF) on health services in BC.

Trafford Crump to speak on Valuing Elective Surgery with PROMs

Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Value Elective Surgery: Experience from the Field: Attend the seminar in person or online on Nov. 22nd at noon (Calgary time).

New article in Health Policy on pay-for-performance

British Columbia’s pay-for-performance experiment: Part of the solution to reduce emergency department crowding?

October Data Bulletin: Nursing-Sensitive Adverse Events

The October 2013 Data Bulletin examines the effect of the introduction of activity-based funding in BC on hospital quality, as measured by nursing-sensitive adverse events.

Subscribe to our monthly Data Bulletins to follow our ongoing investigation of the effects of the introduction of activity-based funding in BC.

Program available for ABF-focused conference in Toronto in January

The IIR Healthcare Conference Series is hosting an activity based funding conference in Toronto on Jan. 29-30, 2014. Jason Sutherland will be speaking.

Op-ed: Alberta’s new pay model for long-term care a step in the right direction

Trafford Crump and Erik Hellsten have published an op-ed in the Globe & Mail that argues that waits for long-term care beds in Alberta should improve, given the implementation of a new patient/care-based funding model.

New issue of Health Care Funding News

The October 2013 issue of Health Care Funding News explores pay-for-performance funding policies and considers the implications of using patient-reported outcomes as quality measures in pay-for-performance initiatives.

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Systematic review of ABF in hospitals

A group of Canadian researchers (not affiliated with this website) are embarking upon a systematic review of activity-based funding in hospitals. They have published a prelude in Open Medicine.

Paying for Health Care in the 21st Century: Hospitals and Beyond

Listen to Jason Sutherland speak about hospital funding models in the IHSPR Policy Rounds webinar on Oct. 7 at 9:00am PST.