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Accountability and Access to Medical Care: Lessons from the Use of Capitation Payments in Ontario


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  • Ake Blomqvist

    (Carleton University)

  • Boris Kralj

    (Ontario Medical Association)

  • Jasmin Kantarevic

    (Ontario Medical Association)


Ontario healthcare reforms have made headway in improving access to primary care by implementing the “capitation” model where doctors are paid mainly for a roster of patients rather than fee-for-service – but too many of patients are still using “outside” doctors, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Accountability and Access to Medical Care: Lessons from the Use of Capitation Payments in Ontario,” authors Åke Blomqvist, Boris Kralj and Jasmin Kantarevic suggest an area for further reform would be to encourage patients to stick to their regular doctor.

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Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 168.

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Date of creation: Nov 2013
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, November 2013
Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:168

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Keywords: Social Policy; Health Policy; Primary Care;

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  1. Kantarevic, Jasmin & Kralj, Boris, 2011. "Quality and Quantity in Primary Care Mixed Payment Models: Evidence from Family Health Organizations in Ontario," IZA Discussion Papers 5762, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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