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Research on Health Service Issues




Developing a Framework for Planning and Evaluating Community-based Health Services in Canada
D. Saunders, R.W. Pong, J. Church, M. Wanke, and P. Cappon

This study was conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta.

With advances in medical technology and changes in health care policies, the provision of health services is gradually shifting from institutions to the community. Increasingly, there is a less reliance on hospitals, nursing homes and psychiatric institutions. Instead, community-based health services are playing an increasingly important role. Thus, there is a need to examine community-based health services more closely. The purpose of this study was to design a framework for planning and evaluating community-based health services in Canada. To facilitate the development of such a framework, two literature reviews and syntheses were conducted, one on health human resources issues and the other on organizational models in relation to community-based health services. The third component was the development of a planning and evaluation framework. Four reports were produced and Health Canada, which commissioned the study, has made them available on-line.

(commissioned by Health Canada)

To read or download these reports, please visit the Health Canada website at: www.hc-sc.gc.ca



(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff)