Public Sector Funding and Economics Capacity Development

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Changing how Alberta pays for health care is critical to improve value, achieve better quality, and slow cost growth. There is a need in Alberta for greater capacity in applied economics knowledge that both enhances economic surveillance that is independent from government, and supports ongoing provincial development of organizational and incentive structures for funding the health service delivery system.1 There is also a need to critically appraise and regularly evaluate the impacts of funding systems on the behaviour and performance of organizations and individuals to support phased implementation of funding reforms. The IHE seeks to develop this capacity, while providing comprehensive analysis to Alberta Health on health-related funding and economic policies.

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  1. Institute of Health Economics. The state of health economics in Alberta: A review of need, capacity, and action. Edmonton (AB): Institute of Health Economics; 2015.