Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care has released Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario, describing the need to improve several aspects of our health-care system.
As part of this plan, Ontario is releasing this proposal for feedback. It outlines ways to:
The ministry is looking to health care providers, patients and caregivers around the province to provide feedback on these recommendations.
The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) has responded to the proposal with their December Pulse on Family Medicine: Primary Care Policy Update.According to Dr. Stephen Wetmore, Chair/Chief of Family Medicine, "It will be important for family physicians to understand [the prosposal] and to provide feedback to the Ministry. Engagement of family physicians is crucial to changing the system towards better integration and coordination."