This project set out to identify areas of fragmentation and duplication in the Calgary Regional Health Authority. Using a “whole systems” model, researchers examined the existing system from three perspectives: population, providers, and services. All services, including for profit, not-for-profit, government agencies, and regional health authority agencies, were studied, and game theory and systems model theory were used to describe findings. This project includes examples of the challenges and implications of change to primary health care delivery in Calgary.
The full report for this project is available on the Alberta Health and Wellness web site at http://www.health.gov.ab.ca/system/key/phc/projects/Calgary/RepositioningHealthServices/description.htm
This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.