Evaluation of Resource Allocation Processes in Canadian Healthcare Organizations: The State of Practice
Resource allocation is a key function of senior leadership teams within healthcare organizations. Academic support of this function has traditionally focused on constructing tools to make decisions more formalized. There has been much less attention paid to understanding resource allocation as a management process. In particular, evaluation has been a missing aspect. The authors conducted a pan-Canadian survey of senior managers within the healthcare system. This survey included questions related to formal evaluation of their resource allocation processes and outcomes. We use this data to shed some light upon the state of priority setting practice in Canada at the present time.
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