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51 st Annual Meeting Regional Policy Forum of the Council of State Governments/East August 9, 2011. Challenges Rising cost of health care and declining revenue Health Human Resources Primary Care and the pressure on Emergency Room Care.

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51st Annual MeetingRegional Policy Forum of theCouncil of State Governments/East

August 9, 2011


  • Challenges

    • Rising cost of health care and declining revenue

    • Health Human Resources

    • Primary Care and the pressure on Emergency Room Care


Provincial Government health care expenditure (per capita)source: CIHI


Provincial Health Spending as percentage of GDPsource: CIHI, Statistics Canada


Annual growth (NS provincial revenue & health expenditure)2002-03 to 2011-12source: NS Budget Estimates


2011-2012 Inter-Departmental Expenses (estimates)($ thousands)source: NS Budget Estimates


2007-08 to 2011-12 Expenditure Growth in Health ($ thousands)

source: NS Budget Estimates

6.2%

7.2%

1.8%


  • Challenges

    • Health Workforce Supply

    • Health Workforce Utilization and Productivity

    • Quality of Work Life


  • Physicians and Nurses

  • Shortages of continuing care assistants, Medical Radiation Technologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists in NS

  • Health Information Management people and social workers in NB

  • And Resident Care Workers in PEI


  • Solutions

    • Physician resource plan


  • Solutions

    • Models of Care

    • Renewal of Nursing Strategy


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