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Hamstrung and Hogtied: Cascading Constraints on Citizen Governors

Research Report by Colleen Ford, Tom Archibald

In this paper Colleen Flood and Tom Archibald look at what type of role citizen governors may be able to play in improving accountability within the Medicare system. Flood and Archibald systematically examine five levels of decision-makers within Medicare and their roles, then question whether or not citizen governors, or another form of citizen engagement would improve accountability within the system. The authors explain that, although there had been an increase in citizen participation, its positive effects were tempered by the move away from citizen governance and towards arm's length community councils. Ultimately more meaningful citizen participation is encouraged.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Colleen Ford; Tom Archibald;
Publisher: Canadian Policy Research Networks [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National; Provincial;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Health Care / Canada Health Act
Policy Articles / Health Care / Insurance
Policy Articles / Health Care / Canada Health Act / 2005
Policy Articles / Health Care / Insurance / 2005
Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement
Policy Articles / Health Care

Keywords / Tags:

Canada; healthcare; Medicare; accountability and Medicare; citizen engagement in Medicare; citizen governors; Canada Health Act; Regional Health Authorities;