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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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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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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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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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