The Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability

A non-profit, independent organization with a mandate to create evidence in support of innovation in health and health care

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The Cost of Effective Community Care

Effective home care that is focused on maintaining wellness is clearly preferable to having those with chronic illnesses need hospitalization for acute illness or long-term care.   How much should our health authorities invest in home care, and how can we identify the return on that investment? This project aims to find out.

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Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC)

Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery CentreJim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC)  provides outpatient care with a patient-centred approach. It has attracted national and international attention from other health care organizations for its innovations.  Our evaluation will help us understand how to deliver excellent outpatient care.

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Dr. Doris Barwich leads new Centre for Palliative Care

Dr. Doris Barwich The Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability (IHSTS) has appointed Dr. Doris Barwich as the inaugural Executive Director of the BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC). Read more