The Circle Model

Author: Arianne Charlebois
Release Date: February 15, 2013
Pages: 14

Canada’s health system could learn from an innovative new model of healthcare delivery being pioneered in the United Kingdom, according to the author of the first report in Canada 2020′s new analytical commentary series.

CIRCLEThe Circle Partnership – a public-private partnership whose goal is to cut costs, improve health outcomes and inject elements of competition into service delivery – is making waves in the U.K. What part of this experiment might be relevant to Canada’s ailing health system?

The report, authored by Arianne Charlebois, presents a timely reminder that health systems thrive when doctors, administrators and politicians are prepared to take risks and experiment with different models.  It is presented amid new survey results that show that Canada’s health system has shown no signs of improvement across standard indicators since 2006.

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