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Physician practice patterns

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy778
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the profession continue to critically analyse patterns of practice of physicians and that consumers be encouraged to critically analyse patterns of utilization of medical services by the patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1972-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the profession continue to critically analyse patterns of practice of physicians and that consumers be encouraged to critically analyse patterns of utilization of medical services by the patients.
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Provincial health advisory councils

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy700
Date
1973-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That in each province there be established a health advisory council to advise government in matters relating to health facilities and provision of health care services throughout the province, and that on this council there be representation from the provincial division of the Canadian Medical Association.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1973-Jun-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That in each province there be established a health advisory council to advise government in matters relating to health facilities and provision of health care services throughout the province, and that on this council there be representation from the provincial division of the Canadian Medical Association.
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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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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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Health system input/outcome methodologies

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy707
Date
1982-Sep-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association develop methodologies to study the relationship between inputs (dollars spent) and the measured outcome of the system (qualitative and quantitative improvements in a population's health status) and work with other agencies to aid the development of this methodology.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1982-Sep-21
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association develop methodologies to study the relationship between inputs (dollars spent) and the measured outcome of the system (qualitative and quantitative improvements in a population's health status) and work with other agencies to aid the development of this methodology.
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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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Cost containment measures by governments

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy711
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all governments to withhold the application of such cost containment measures as global budgeting and capping.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all governments to withhold the application of such cost containment measures as global budgeting and capping.
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Developing awareness of health care costs and restraints

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy712
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the profession to work with other health and health related organizations, such as hospital associations and hospital trustees, to develop a greater public and political awareness of real health care costs and constraints.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the profession to work with other health and health related organizations, such as hospital associations and hospital trustees, to develop a greater public and political awareness of real health care costs and constraints.
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Health care service economic indicators

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy713
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association, in cooperation with the divisions, develop appropriate economic indicators which, from the physician's perspective, reflect unit price changes of each major component making up the total bundle of health care services. This would include a hospital services price index and a physician services price index, adapted for comparison with other indices such as the consumer price index.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That Canadian Medical Association, in cooperation with the divisions, develop appropriate economic indicators which, from the physician's perspective, reflect unit price changes of each major component making up the total bundle of health care services. This would include a hospital services price index and a physician services price index, adapted for comparison with other indices such as the consumer price index.
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Disclosure of peer review committee proceedings

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy803
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all provincial governments to adopt legislation which protects from disclosure, in legal actions, the proceedings of peer review committees evaluating and reviewing quality of care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1985-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association urge all provincial governments to adopt legislation which protects from disclosure, in legal actions, the proceedings of peer review committees evaluating and reviewing quality of care.
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Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the divisions continue their efforts to develop relativity within fee schedules.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1986-Aug-12
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that the divisions continue their efforts to develop relativity within fee schedules.
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Health services access and utilization guidelines

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy497
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That, in conjunction with the provincial/territorial medical associations and societies, a set of guidelines be drafted for defining access to, and utilization of, health services, identifying the factors that affect use and the relative contribution of such factors. The guidelines should also address the ways to measure and monitor the identified factors.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That, in conjunction with the provincial/territorial medical associations and societies, a set of guidelines be drafted for defining access to, and utilization of, health services, identifying the factors that affect use and the relative contribution of such factors. The guidelines should also address the ways to measure and monitor the identified factors.
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Nuclear medicine services in under-serviced areas

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy567
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the development of innovative technical and administrative procedures to ensure continued appropriate medically supervised services to those communities that cannot support a full time Certificant in Nuclear Medicine.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1987-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage the development of innovative technical and administrative procedures to ensure continued appropriate medically supervised services to those communities that cannot support a full time Certificant in Nuclear Medicine.
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Medically required services

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy606
Date
1989-Aug-23
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association seek clarification and definition of the term "medically required service", as applied to health funding legislation.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-Mar-01
Date
1989-Aug-23
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association seek clarification and definition of the term "medically required service", as applied to health funding legislation.
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Aboriginal health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy809
Date
1990-Aug-23
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage physicians to expand contacts with their local aboriginal communities, on both a community and professional level, in order to address aboriginal health care issues.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
1990-Aug-23
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage physicians to expand contacts with their local aboriginal communities, on both a community and professional level, in order to address aboriginal health care issues.
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Canada Health Act

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy621
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to lobby the federal government with respect to its obligations under Section 12.2 of the Canada Health Act.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to lobby the federal government with respect to its obligations under Section 12.2 of the Canada Health Act.
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Decentralization of health care planning and management

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy622
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to document decentralization of health planning/management initiatives and to provide the information necessary for members and divisions to have effective input into the development of decentralization policies and system management processes
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1992-Aug-19
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association continue to document decentralization of health planning/management initiatives and to provide the information necessary for members and divisions to have effective input into the development of decentralization policies and system management processes
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National consensus on future financing of the Canadian health care system

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy624
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association take a strong leadership role in the development of a national consensus on future financing of the Canadian health care system.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association take a strong leadership role in the development of a national consensus on future financing of the Canadian health care system.
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Principles for consensus on health system financing

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy626
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the following primary principles as the basis for developing a new consensus on health system financing: a) Accessibility: Reasonable access to high quality, core health facilities and medical services independent of financial or other barriers, b) Choice: Wherever practicable, Canadian consumers and health care providers should have reasonable choice as to health care setting, mode of delivery (type and location of practice) and method of health care financing, c) Sustainability: The system organization and method of financing the system needs to ensure that core health insurance benefits are commensurate with collective or individual ability to pay through insurance or otherwise, d) Uniformity of core health insurance benefits: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to reasonably comparable levels of core health insurance benefits, e) Universal coverage: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to publicly financed core health insurance benefits according to uniform terms and conditions, where core benefits are defined in terms of the most recent evidence available on clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1993-Aug-25
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association endorse the following primary principles as the basis for developing a new consensus on health system financing: a) Accessibility: Reasonable access to high quality, core health facilities and medical services independent of financial or other barriers, b) Choice: Wherever practicable, Canadian consumers and health care providers should have reasonable choice as to health care setting, mode of delivery (type and location of practice) and method of health care financing, c) Sustainability: The system organization and method of financing the system needs to ensure that core health insurance benefits are commensurate with collective or individual ability to pay through insurance or otherwise, d) Uniformity of core health insurance benefits: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to reasonably comparable levels of core health insurance benefits, e) Universal coverage: The requirement that all bona fide residents of Canada be entitled to publicly financed core health insurance benefits according to uniform terms and conditions, where core benefits are defined in terms of the most recent evidence available on clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness.
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National principles for publicly funded health care insurance

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy629
Date
1994-Aug-17
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that the federal government administer the national principles of publicly funded health care insurance in a fair and nonpreferential manner.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-Mar-04
Date
1994-Aug-17
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that the federal government administer the national principles of publicly funded health care insurance in a fair and nonpreferential manner.
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