Ontario Primary and Mental Health Policy Decision Tool

The Ontario government provides healthcare funding to fourteen Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) across Ontario. LHINs in turn are responsible for structuring health care delivery and allocating funds to best meet the needs of the population in the region. However, there are limited tools available to help LHINs evaluate the system-wide implications of proposed policy changes. This research collaboration between KPMG and the University of Toronto will build on an existing system dynamics model of the Ontario Health Care System that evaluates the implications of policy changes across sectors. The current model includes the emergency department, acute care, home and community care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, and long-term care sectors. TO BE CONT'D

Carolyn Busby
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michael Carter
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