Comparison of costs of health services provided in the Inuvik region: preparation for future oil and gas development

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, North Slave Region

Tags: health, social sciences, health care, health services, economics, delivery systems

Principal Investigator: Norwich, Ed (2)
Licence Number: 12559
Organization: Department of Health, GNWT
Licenced Year(s): 1994 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1994
Project Team: S. Ashton, D. MacDonald

Objective(s): To complete the assessment of various health care services in order to determine the most cost-effective, flexible and appropriate health care service for the Inuvik region. This study is being conducted in anticipation of an increase in demand for health services due to impacts associated with future oil and gas development.

Project Description: The researchers will complete their assessment of different health care systems in order to determine the most cost-effective, flexible and appropriate system for the Inuvik region. The primary goal of this study is to compare costs associated with delivery health care through the `community-based nurse' model and the `medical' model. By collecting information from Dept. of Health sources, this study may be able to address future health care needs for this region.