Achieving high performance in health care priority setting

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: health, health care, health care evaluation

Principal Investigator: Mitton, Craig (2)
Licence Number: 14899
Organization: University of British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 2012 2011
Issued: Apr 13, 2011
Project Team: Stuart Peacock (Investigator, BC Cancer Agency), Jennifer Gibson (Investigator, University of Toronto), Alan Davidson (Investigator, UBC Okanagan)

Objective(s): To develop an evaluative framework that identifies how health care organizations can be transformed to achieve excellence in priority setting and resource management.

Project Description: The intent of this project is to develop an evaluative framework that identifies how health care organizations can be transformed to achieve excellence in priority setting and resource management. The ultimate aim is to form a benchmark of behaviors, processes and structures that can aid in directing organizations towards high performance.

Phase One: On-line survey of senior administrators in healthcare planning/delivery organizations, with a structured instrument.
Phase Two: (if carried out) Individual interviews, focus groups and observation with healthcare managers responsible for resource allocation decisions.

The researchers are interested in learning from senior healthcare administrators about their priority setting practice. Results may enable organizations to consider their practices in light of those used in peer organizations.

Results from the on-line survey will be provided to respondents who wish to receive them. Results will be presented at professional and academic conferences (e.g., National Healthcare Leadership conference, Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research). Peer-review publication in open-access journals (per CIHR policy) will be pursued. Other non-peer review publications of interest to healthcare managers and administrators will also be considered for publication.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from April 13, 2011 to October 31, 2011.