IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Parallel Lines do Intersect: Interactions between the Workers’ Compensation and Provincial Publicly Financed Health Care Systems in Canada

Listed author(s):
  • Jeremiah Hurley

    ()

    (Department of Economics, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University)

  • Diana Pasic
  • John Lavis

    (Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University)

  • Cameron Mustard

    (Institute of Work and Health, Toronto, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto)

  • Tony Culyer

    (Institute of Work and Health, Toronto, Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York, UK, Cancer Care Ontario, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto)

  • William Gnam

    (Institute of Work and Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto)

This paper uses a case study approach to document and analyze the interactions that arise between two health care payers in Canada: the provincial public health care insurance plans and the provincial Workers Compensation Boards. Through a documentary review and semistructured key-respondent interviews, the study identified a set of policy events and decisions undertaken by each payer that had consequences for the other. These events, which included changes to governance, funding, and service delivery within each system, generated interactions transmitted through the political environment, the institutional environment , the economic environment (primarily through competition for the same resources) and cross-system learning. The two payers currently lack a formalized process by which to consider such spillover effects and to coordinate policy between them. These interactions and their associated consequences for both payers raise important policy challenges and provide insight into the dynamics of a parallel system of health care finance more generally.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: http://www.chepa.org/Files/Working%20Papers/WP%2007-03.pdf
File Function: First version, 2007
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA), McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada in its series Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis Working Paper Series with number 2007-03.

as
in new window

Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2007
Handle: RePEc:hpa:wpaper:200703
Contact details of provider: Postal:
CRL Building, 282, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1

Phone: (905) 525-9140, extension 22122
Fax: (905) 546-5211
Web page: http://www.chepa.org/
Email:


More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hpa:wpaper:200703. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Lyn Sauberli)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.