The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC)
The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC) was created to respond to the reality that Canada’s current public health care system is fiscally unsustainable. With health care costs now consuming more than 40 per cent of all provincial government expenditures—a number that will soar as the years tick by—the fact is that we will not be able to preserve, let alone improve, the quality of our health care without major reforms.
Under this program, The Conference Board of Canada researches and analyzes the full range of issues, and options for solutions, for both governments and employers. This dual focus sets this initiative apart from other health care research, as does its scope. The research framework includes health care systemic challenges, as well as challenges related to institutional and professional competencies, and to governance. We leverage the quantitative analysis skills of our economic and forecast analysis team, together with the organizational performance and public policy expertise in other divisions of the Conference Board.
Defining Health and Health Care Sustainability, July 2014
Canadian health care costs are soaring and major reforms are needed to preserve and improve the quality of health care. This report develops a sustainability framework with guiding principles and key factors deemed essential to support sustainable health care.
Family Doctor Incentives—Getting Closer to the Sweet Spot, April 2014
This briefing addresses the question: What is the best way to pay family doctors to get the best patient outcomes? It offers a number of guiding principles that should help policy-makers move closer to achieving the right incentive blend that will improve the quality of health care.
Getting the Most Out of Health Care Teams—Recommendations for Action, March 2014
This final report of a three part series uses three research approaches to offering recommendations to improve interprofessional primary care in Canada. Nine recommendations for action were developed to help government decision-makers, primary care organization and team leaders, care providers and patients get the most out of health care teams
Paying the pipers may change the tune—funding key to health care team success, Commentary, April 2014