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Moving Towards Activity-Based Financing: Interjurisdictional Experience and Outlook for Quebec

Published: 7 Mar 2014

Author: Isenberg, Jordan

Abstract:

Canadian provincial governments continue to find ways to address the growing demands of their health care systems. Nevertheless, those responsible for the funding and management of health care systems have the increasingly difficult task of meeting the growing demand for services with finite means. Within health care system management, organizational objectives can be achieved through the use of financial incentivizing strategies. Activity based financing (ABF) is one of the tools that seeks to optimize the allocation of available government funds to serve the population along various health ministries’ mandates by directly compensating and incentivizing providers while supporting them to improve the appropriateness, quality and efficiency of patient care.

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