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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Physician Remuneration in Cancer Control

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.

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George Abbott Joins IHSTS Board

George AbbottDr. Simon Sutcliffe, Chair of the Board of IHSTS, is pleased to announce that George Abbott has joined the board.  Abbott held several ministerial portfolios during his 17 years in the BC legislature, and was BC’s Minister of Health from 2005-2009. Dr. Sutcliffe says the decision to recruit Mr. Abbott to the board was unanimous.

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Stakeholder Consultation to Shape BC Centre for Palliative Care priorities

On June 16, 2014 the BC Centre for Palliative Care (BC C4PC) hosted an Invitational Consultation Session. This session invited a range of stakeholders to engage in a dialogue on a proposed model for the future role of the Centre. After presentations on the current context for end of life and palliative care in BC and Canada, BC C4PC Executive Director Dr. Doris Barwich presented a draft model for the Centre’s activities. Read more