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Patterns of Healthcare in Ontario, 2nd edition


In the mid-1990s, Ontario’s healthcare system continued to undergo profound change with demands to restructure while maintaining or improving health outcomes. Funding constraints, combined with changing demographics, emerging technologies and prescription drugs, and inflation, resulted in reduced real dollars for healthcare.

This research atlas updates data from the 1994 edition and covers additional topics, such as physician billing patterns and impact of length of stay on hospital readmissions. Further, it describes utilization and expenditure trends in mental health and pediatric services.



Goel V, Williams JI, Anderson GM, Blackstien-Hirsch P, Fooks C, Naylor CD. May 1996

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