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British Columbia has an excellent global reputation for treatment of cancer and is challenged to maintain and improve the quality of that care at a sustainable cost. Physician remuneration is a critical but under-researched component of cost-effective cancer care. IHSTS is collaborating with health economists at the BC Cancer Agency and the University of British Columbia to examine the impact of physician remuneration on costs and patient outcomes in cancer care.
BC’s health care system is characterized by constant change. While there is a considerable research evidence to inform change processes, IHSTS is interested in learning how change actually occurs in our health care organizations, through the experiences of those charged with facilitating change as well as those adapting to change. Through a series of case studies, we hope learn how to make change happen more successfully.