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Payments to Ontario Physicians from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Sources, 1992/93 to 2009/10


In Canada, payments to physicians constitute approximately 20% of provincial healthcare budgets. This report estimates public payments to Ontario physicians from multiple sources between 1992/93 and 2009/10 and presents these graphically by specialty and specialty group. The report examines variations between specialty groups and considers the impact of changes in the different models of physician payment, including fee for service, capitation and alternate payment plans.

This report was updated in 2017 and 2019. The cumulative updates are included in the 2019 Update below.



Henry DA, Schultz SE, Glazier RH, Bhatia RS, Dhalla IA, Laupacis A. February 2012

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