Regionalization of health services in Canada: a critical perspective.

  title={Regionalization of health services in Canada: a critical perspective.},
  author={John Church and P. Barker},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  volume={28 3},
Since the introduction of universal health insurance in Canada in the late 1960s, the federal and provincial governments have been concerned with cost savings, efficiency of service delivery, equity in service provision, enhanced citizen participation, and increased accountability of decision-makers. A plethora of government royal commissions and task forces have recommended a similar range of options for addressing these concerns. Central to the reforms has been a proposed regionalized health… CONTINUE READING