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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How do BC’s health authorities experience change?

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.

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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