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Aligning health and economic policy in the interest of Canadians : CMA’s 2004 Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1949
Date
2004-Nov-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  2 documents  

Canada Health Access Fund

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1490
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal and provincial/territorial governments to establish a Canada Health Access Fund to assure that individual Canadians can obtain portable and timely access to care at the time and to the extent of their needs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal and provincial/territorial governments to establish a Canada Health Access Fund to assure that individual Canadians can obtain portable and timely access to care at the time and to the extent of their needs.
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Wait time protocols and benchmarks

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1491
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will ensure that practising physicians are involved in the development of wait time protocols and benchmarks that are based on the available evidence, that are administratively straightforward and that are satisfactory to the needs of patients and physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will ensure that practising physicians are involved in the development of wait time protocols and benchmarks that are based on the available evidence, that are administratively straightforward and that are satisfactory to the needs of patients and physicians.
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Increasing the number of family physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1494
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together to expand the number of comprehensive family physicians across Canada through the combined approach of training, recruitment and retention initiatives that are incentive based and developed with the input of actively practicing physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together to expand the number of comprehensive family physicians across Canada through the combined approach of training, recruitment and retention initiatives that are incentive based and developed with the input of actively practicing physicians.
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Family physicians and hospital affiliation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1502
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together with the Association and its divisions and affiliates to develop initiatives that are incentive based to encourage family physicians to retain hospital affiliation and provide hospital care in supporting the provision of the full continuum of primary care to patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal, provincial and territorial governments to work together with the Association and its divisions and affiliates to develop initiatives that are incentive based to encourage family physicians to retain hospital affiliation and provide hospital care in supporting the provision of the full continuum of primary care to patients.
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Payment for discussions of patient health with other health professionals

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1508
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that provincial and territorial authorities recognize that any discussion regarding a patient's health between a physician and another health professional is a medical act to be duly compensated.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that provincial and territorial authorities recognize that any discussion regarding a patient's health between a physician and another health professional is a medical act to be duly compensated.
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Federal cash transfers for health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1515
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government, in the context of the upcoming First Ministers' Meeting, to commit to a Health Partnership Guarantee to ensure federal cash transfers for health care will never again fall below a minimum threshold of 25% of provincial and territorial health care costs.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on the federal government, in the context of the upcoming First Ministers' Meeting, to commit to a Health Partnership Guarantee to ensure federal cash transfers for health care will never again fall below a minimum threshold of 25% of provincial and territorial health care costs.
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Role of physicians in private delivery of publicly funded medical services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1516
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls upon federal, provincial and territorial governments to respect the role and the independence of physicians in their private delivery of publicly funded medical services.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls upon federal, provincial and territorial governments to respect the role and the independence of physicians in their private delivery of publicly funded medical services.
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Annual report on the status of Canada's health care system and its funding

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1517
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will ensure the development of an annual report on the status of Canada's health care system, including a component on the financial sustainability of the publicly funded medicare program.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will ensure the development of an annual report on the status of Canada's health care system, including a component on the financial sustainability of the publicly funded medicare program.
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Adoption and implementation of sustainable funding framework for medicare

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1518
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the adoption and implementation of a sustainable funding framework for medicare based on the policy objectives set out in the Canada Health Access Fund.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the adoption and implementation of a sustainable funding framework for medicare based on the policy objectives set out in the Canada Health Access Fund.
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Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association requests that in order to enhance the transparency and accountability of Medicare, the government should identify in their annual public accounts the sum of money expended on insured physician services and acute hospital care (Medicare cost).
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association requests that in order to enhance the transparency and accountability of Medicare, the government should identify in their annual public accounts the sum of money expended on insured physician services and acute hospital care (Medicare cost).
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Sustainability of health care system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1520
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association states that the key parameters used in the debate on the sustainability of our healthcare system should include an analysis of various organization of work models and the concepts of effectiveness and efficiency.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association states that the key parameters used in the debate on the sustainability of our healthcare system should include an analysis of various organization of work models and the concepts of effectiveness and efficiency.
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Delivery of publicly insured medical services by the private sector

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1521
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages the continued delivery of publicly insured medical services by the private sector provided that these services are funded entirely by the public sector.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages the continued delivery of publicly insured medical services by the private sector provided that these services are funded entirely by the public sector.
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Compensation ceilings for GP's and access to front-line services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1524
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that compensation ceilings for general practitioners where they exist be removed in order to improve access to front-line services.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that compensation ceilings for general practitioners where they exist be removed in order to improve access to front-line services.
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National wait-time monitoring system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1532
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the implementation of a national wait-time monitoring system for a broad range of medical conditions and diagnostic services.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association advocates for the implementation of a national wait-time monitoring system for a broad range of medical conditions and diagnostic services.
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Professional advisory committee to the Conference of Health Ministers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1533
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to implement a professional advisory committee to the Conference of Health Ministers comprised of physicians and other front line providers representing national health organizations.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2004-Aug-18
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to implement a professional advisory committee to the Conference of Health Ministers comprised of physicians and other front line providers representing national health organizations.
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Chaoulli: CMA/COA submission regarding timeliness of access to health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy1956
Date
2004-Mar-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
  1 document  

Criteria for CMA involvement in studies and other research

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy710
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association assess each proposed study on its own merits and that decisions for Canadian Medical Association involvement, or degree of involvement, be based on: quality of research design and methodology, expertise of the investigators, sound statistical analysis, financial liability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1984-Aug-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association assess each proposed study on its own merits and that decisions for Canadian Medical Association involvement, or degree of involvement, be based on: quality of research design and methodology, expertise of the investigators, sound statistical analysis, financial liability.
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Medical direction and administrative responsibility

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy703
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1981-Aug-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
That the following be adopted as Canadian Medical Association policy: Medical direction and administrative responsibility: a) service departments which carry out prescribed medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy in hospitals or clinics must have a medical director who is accountable to the hospital board through the hospital administrator and professionally accountable through the normal channels to the organized medical staff. Such medical service departments include medical laboratory services, radiological services, respiratory technology, physiotherapy and nuclear medicine services. The appointment of a medical director for each such service department is essential in order to ensure the best possible service to the patient and to the hospital and to coordinate the related medical programs for the patient, b) the size and complexity of some service departments which carry out medical diagnostic tests and/or therapy may require the appointment of administrative assistants to the medical director, and these may be trained in the disciplines of physiotherapy, radiography, medical laboratory technology, respiratory technology, nuclear medicine technology, etc. They should be responsible to the medical director of the hospital services department and should not be head of the department reporting directly to the hospital administrator. In the small centres where there is not a full-time medical specialist on the medical staff the medical director of the service department should be a qualified physician. Such a non- specialized medical director should establish regular communication with a specialist in the field who may be consulted on general and specific questions, c) it is also recognized that some allied health personnel working in service departments have advanced technical and/or treatment skills. These should be recognized and profitably utilized always under the supervision and accountability of the medical director of the specific service.
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Ambulance services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy786
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing the vital role of ambulance services in providing mobile life support for the acutely ill and injured, recommends that i) ambulance services be considered, where practicable, a direct extension of a hospital emergency department and integrated with the emergency services, ii) ambulance services incorporate standards of personnel education, vehicular design and life support equipment commensurate with those of the overall emergency care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, recognizing the vital role of ambulance services in providing mobile life support for the acutely ill and injured, recommends that i) ambulance services be considered, where practicable, a direct extension of a hospital emergency department and integrated with the emergency services, ii) ambulance services incorporate standards of personnel education, vehicular design and life support equipment commensurate with those of the overall emergency care system.
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