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HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation The following report can be obtained for $10 in Canada, $12 (Canadian) outside of Canada. No charge for residents of Manitoba. To obtain a copy, send a cheque or money order payable to the University of Manitoba, to: Althea Coughlan, MCHPE, T154-770 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3E OW3. For more information, contact Carolyn DeCoster at (204)

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789-3666 or Carolyn-DeCoster 0cpe.umanitoba.ca A Needs-Based Funding Methodology f o r Regional Health Authorities: A Proposed Framework, by Cam Mustard and Shelley Derksen The responsibility for health care services has been transferred from the Manitoba government to 13 regional health authorities (RHAs). This report came out of work done by MCHPE as a mem-

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Because older persons, on average, have the highest use of health care resources, regions with high proportions of elderly residents would receive a greater allocation of resources. In the second phase, an additional adjustment for health status was introduced. The report points out several issues that would need to be resolved if Manitoba Health were to implement the methodology. @

ber of a Manitoba Health committee, whose mandate was to develop a method for allocating resources to RHAs in relation to the population's need for services. MCHPE evaluated the capacity of current information sources and described the difficulties in applying population-based funding. In the first phase, health care resources were allocated to RHAs on the basis of the size, age and sex of the regional populations.

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