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Pay for performance and quality measures in family medicine

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9511
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a discussion paper on international experience and research related to pay for performance and quality measures in family medicine.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a discussion paper on international experience and research related to pay for performance and quality measures in family medicine.
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Training and support for physicians in addiction medicine

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9524
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on national and provincial/territorial medical education and licensing bodies to expand training and support for physicians in addiction medicine, including formal recognition of special skills and improved training and support opportunities for primary care physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on national and provincial/territorial medical education and licensing bodies to expand training and support for physicians in addiction medicine, including formal recognition of special skills and improved training and support opportunities for primary care physicians.
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Immunization of physicians and other health care providers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9530
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all physicians and other health care providers to be immunized for influenza annually.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all physicians and other health care providers to be immunized for influenza annually.
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Access to a family physician

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9534
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations (PTMAs) to urge governments to collaborate with PTMAs in the implementation of a program that will identify and manage "orphan" patients who do not have access to a family physician.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations (PTMAs) to urge governments to collaborate with PTMAs in the implementation of a program that will identify and manage "orphan" patients who do not have access to a family physician.
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Wait-time benchmarks for accessing home and community care services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9535
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates, associates and other stakeholders to develop and implement wait-time benchmarks for accessing home and community care services.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates, associates and other stakeholders to develop and implement wait-time benchmarks for accessing home and community care services.
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Change initiatives in health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9544
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will incorporate in its Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action a call on all levels of governments to ensure that change initiatives in health care be clinically driven from inception to implementation and include appropriate physician representation from practising physicians who are representative of and accountable to their colleagues.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will incorporate in its Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action a call on all levels of governments to ensure that change initiatives in health care be clinically driven from inception to implementation and include appropriate physician representation from practising physicians who are representative of and accountable to their colleagues.
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Impact of health care transformation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9545
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates to examine the impact of health care transformation on all aspects of physicians' practices, in a diverse range of settings; primary and specialty care, including the relationship between them; undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing professional development; and health and health care services for patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates to examine the impact of health care transformation on all aspects of physicians' practices, in a diverse range of settings; primary and specialty care, including the relationship between them; undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing professional development; and health and health care services for patients.
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Mobility of physicians in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9560
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations and the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada to develop a tracking database to monitor and assess the impact of mutual recognition of professional credentials on the mobility of physicians in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations and the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada to develop a tracking database to monitor and assess the impact of mutual recognition of professional credentials on the mobility of physicians in Canada.
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Education of future physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9562
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates will encourage medical schools to reinforce to medical students and residents the necessity for every physician to contribute to the education of future physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates will encourage medical schools to reinforce to medical students and residents the necessity for every physician to contribute to the education of future physicians.
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Scope-of-practice changes

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9567
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates to create a rapid process for consulting one another and other medical organizations when proposals for scope-of-practice changes are introduced by governments.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates to create a rapid process for consulting one another and other medical organizations when proposals for scope-of-practice changes are introduced by governments.
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Wait times and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9570
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates, associates and other stakeholders to develop and implement wait-time benchmarks for health care services provided to patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates, associates and other stakeholders to develop and implement wait-time benchmarks for health care services provided to patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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Canadian physician support trust

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9575
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will establish a Canadian physician support trust to provide timely financial and personal support to physicians in need as a national program administered by the provincial/territorial medical associations.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will establish a Canadian physician support trust to provide timely financial and personal support to physicians in need as a national program administered by the provincial/territorial medical associations.
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Transforming Health Care, Securing Canada's Competitive Advantage: The Canadian Medical Association's brief to the Standing Committee on Finance's pre-budget consultation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9585
Date
2009-Aug-14
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
  1 document  

Flexibility in Medical Training (Update 2009)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9485
Date
2009-May-31
Topics
Health human resources
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy document
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2009-May-31
Replaces
Flexibility in Medical Training
Topics
Health human resources
Documents
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Tuition fee escalation and deregulation in undergraduate programs in medicine (Update 2009)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9487
Date
2009-May-31
Topics
Health human resources
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy document
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
2009-May-31
Replaces
Tuition fee escalation and deregulation in undergraduate programs in medicine
Topics
Health human resources
Documents
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"More Doctors. More Care:" A Promise Yet Unfulfilled - The Canadian Medical Association's brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health concerning health human resources

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9438
Date
2009-Apr-28
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
  1 document  

Health care system management education and research

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy526
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the education of physicians in health care system management must be fostered and research in the management of health care systems must be increased.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the education of physicians in health care system management must be fostered and research in the management of health care systems must be increased.
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Comprehensive school health care (CSH)

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy758
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports and promotes the concept of Comprehensive School Health as defined by the Canadian Association for School Health.(see http://www.cash-aces.ca/index.asp?Page=Consensus )
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1995-Aug-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association supports and promotes the concept of Comprehensive School Health as defined by the Canadian Association for School Health.(see http://www.cash-aces.ca/index.asp?Page=Consensus )
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Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That this Canadian Medical Association statement on eye care be approved. 1. The medical profession in general and ophthalmologists in particular have a responsibility to provide leadership in developing plans for effective, efficient and realistic eye care in Canadians. 2. The principle that the provision of eye care includes both medical and non-medical personnel is recognized and accepted. Any such personnel should be organized and administered to ensure adherence to all of the following specific principles: a) provision of quality eye care includes both medical (including surgical) and non-medical acts, b) only duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must be allowed to provide the medical aspects of eye care, c) duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must also be free to provide complete eye care, d) the duly qualified and legally licensed physician must be free to delegate appropriate eye care acts at his discretion to persons acting under his control and his responsibility, e) non-medical personnel should be free to perform independently only non-medical eye care acts: and they should perform independently only those acts that they are legally authorized to perform independently, and f) guidelines for referral between non- medical and medical personnel are essential. 3. Within the broad limits set by the above, many patterns are possible. However, in order to be effective, efficient and realistic, any eye care plan or plans that are developed should meet the following criteria: a) every citizen should have reasonable access to the eye care system through duly qualified and legally licensed medical or non-medical personnel of his choice in his own population-area, b) every citizen should have reasonable access to treatment of ocular disease by duly qualified and legally licensed medical personnel either by direct personal appointment, or by referral from other primary eye care personnel, c) treatment for especially complicated cases should be available to every citizen upon referral from medical personnel to specialized medical personnel in one or more adequately equipped centres in each province or region, d) programs designed for the promotion of eye health should be provided in every population-area. These should include prevention and early detection of eye disease and injury, and may be provided through programs and services that serve general needs or special needs such as: i) pre-school needs ii) school needs iii) industrial and occupational and recreational needs iv) specific survey (e.g., glaucoma) needs v) special purpose (e.g., driving and sports) needs vi) geriatric needs vii) ocular rehabilitation needs e) training institutions must be equipped and staffed to prepare graduates appropriately for their assigned roles in eye care term, f) optical appliances should be available in every population area, and other ocular prostheses should be within reasonable access- all at reasonable cost, g) methods of financing should provide for the maximum quality eye care for every one at the lowest possible cost to the government and to the private citizen, h) eye research programs should be appropriately staffed and funded, and i) the organizational structure of eye care services should establish and maintain lines of control and responsibility that are consistent with the principles and criteria enunciated above.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1975-Jun-25
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
That this Canadian Medical Association statement on eye care be approved. 1. The medical profession in general and ophthalmologists in particular have a responsibility to provide leadership in developing plans for effective, efficient and realistic eye care in Canadians. 2. The principle that the provision of eye care includes both medical and non-medical personnel is recognized and accepted. Any such personnel should be organized and administered to ensure adherence to all of the following specific principles: a) provision of quality eye care includes both medical (including surgical) and non-medical acts, b) only duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must be allowed to provide the medical aspects of eye care, c) duly qualified and legally licensed physicians must also be free to provide complete eye care, d) the duly qualified and legally licensed physician must be free to delegate appropriate eye care acts at his discretion to persons acting under his control and his responsibility, e) non-medical personnel should be free to perform independently only non-medical eye care acts: and they should perform independently only those acts that they are legally authorized to perform independently, and f) guidelines for referral between non- medical and medical personnel are essential. 3. Within the broad limits set by the above, many patterns are possible. However, in order to be effective, efficient and realistic, any eye care plan or plans that are developed should meet the following criteria: a) every citizen should have reasonable access to the eye care system through duly qualified and legally licensed medical or non-medical personnel of his choice in his own population-area, b) every citizen should have reasonable access to treatment of ocular disease by duly qualified and legally licensed medical personnel either by direct personal appointment, or by referral from other primary eye care personnel, c) treatment for especially complicated cases should be available to every citizen upon referral from medical personnel to specialized medical personnel in one or more adequately equipped centres in each province or region, d) programs designed for the promotion of eye health should be provided in every population-area. These should include prevention and early detection of eye disease and injury, and may be provided through programs and services that serve general needs or special needs such as: i) pre-school needs ii) school needs iii) industrial and occupational and recreational needs iv) specific survey (e.g., glaucoma) needs v) special purpose (e.g., driving and sports) needs vi) geriatric needs vii) ocular rehabilitation needs e) training institutions must be equipped and staffed to prepare graduates appropriately for their assigned roles in eye care term, f) optical appliances should be available in every population area, and other ocular prostheses should be within reasonable access- all at reasonable cost, g) methods of financing should provide for the maximum quality eye care for every one at the lowest possible cost to the government and to the private citizen, h) eye research programs should be appropriately staffed and funded, and i) the organizational structure of eye care services should establish and maintain lines of control and responsibility that are consistent with the principles and criteria enunciated above.
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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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