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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)

Abstract

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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  • Ake Blomqvist & Boris Kralj & Jasmin Kantarevic, 2013. "Accountability and Access to Medical Care: Lessons from the Use of Capitation Payments in Ontario," e-briefs 168, C.D. Howe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:168
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    1. Boris Kralj & Jasmin Kantarevic, 2013. "Quality and quantity in primary care mixed-payment models: evidence from family health organizations in Ontario," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 46(1), pages 208-238, February.
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    Keywords

    Social Policy; Health Policy; Primary Care;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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