James McLean and Lorne Zon
Health Care Papers, March 2000
This paper reviews the approach that Markham Stoufville Hospital (MSH) took in the mid-90’s as three paradigms were beginning to emerge:
- The integrated health system (IHS), as an alternative to regionalization, was gaining considerable momentum as the model of choice among providers.
- Hospital restructuring as a precursor to total system reform was in full swing in almost every Ontario community.
- The Ministry of Health was contemplating a move to a decentralized regional office structure as an alternative to regional authorities.
Section: Making Integration Work
Sector: Acute care
Organization type: Hospital
Location: Ontario, Urban
Integration type: Amalgamations, Back office, Behind the scenes, Clinical/service, Common standards/indicators, Coordination/cooperation
Organization size: Large
Document type: Case study
Source: Other non-governmental
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