This study examines home care systems in four provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Prince Edward Island) to determine the degree of similarity in home care across jurisdictions. Data has been collected on clients and on their use of home care services to identify inter-provincial variations in the amount of care provided to clients and the types of care providers (e.g., nurses versus homemakers). The study focuses on clients who are receiving short-term home care.
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.