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Moving rocks: block funding in Prince Edward Island as an incentive for cross-sectional reallocations among human services
Analyzes a case where the provincial government of Prince Edward Island (PEI), in 1993, introduced block funding to five Health and Community Service Regional Boards for all human services except education.
Published: 1996
Skill-mix and policy change in the health workforce: nurses in advanced roles  
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/30/28/33857785.pdf
Examines the evidence on role change and delegation from physicans to advance practice nurses in terms of costs and benefits, cost-effectiveness and other outcomes. (See Details)
Published: 2004
A tale of two provinces: a case study of physician expenditure caps as financial incentives
Examines Alberta and Nova Scotia’s experiences with physician expenditure caps.
Published: 1996
Myth: an ounce of prevention buys a pound of cure  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/myth9_e.pdf
Demonstrates that the evidence does not support the broader argument that prevention and promotion will always save money. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The devil in the details: some conclusions about how funding changes translate into financial incentives in the Canadian health
Argues that contextual factors highly determine how individuals and organizations interpret, feel motivated by, and act in response to funding arrangements.
Published: 1996
Financial incentives/disincentives in Canada's health system: executive summary
Summarizes the findings of a study that analyzed financial incentives for the health care system.
Published: 1996
Health care in Canada 2001  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_58_E&cw_topic=58&cw_rel=AR_43_E#full
Provides an overview of the health services that make up the health care system in Canada. Also looks at health care providers and the costs of health care. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Case study methodology for studying financial incentives in context
Describes an empirical method for the case study of financial incentives in health care systems.
Published: 1996
Financial incentives/disincentives in Canada's health system: volume 1: report
Presents the findings of a study which examined financial incentives in the health care system.
Published: 1996
Health care in Canada 2006  
http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_572_E&cw_topic=572&cw_rel=AR_43_E
Provides information on the performance of Canada's health care system, including short-term mortality rates following admission with a new heart attack and short-term mortality rates following admission with a new stroke. (See Details)
Published: 2006