Variations in physician practice: Quantifying the implications for total Canadian health care spending Dr. Kim McGrail, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Associate Director of the University of British Columbia Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, and Associate with the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation.
Date: November 14, 2014
Host: University of Regina
Location: Room 210, 2 Research Drive, University of Regina Every family physician in
Canada is responsible for directing more than $3.3 million in physician, hospital and pharmaceutical spending each year. Not every physician practices the same way, with the implication that some physicians have larger “footprints” in the health care system than others. Research in primary care is starting to reveal differences in patterns of practice and resulting health care spending, with the ultimate objective of identifying associated differences in outcomes for patients.