Fee-for-service and Alternate Payment Plan Models in Fraser Health Authority Emergency Departments: An Environmental Scan

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, January 1, 1900
Principal Investigator: 
Johar,Harpinder Paul
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
Not available
Research objective: 

Research Questions:

Is there a difference between FFS and APP hospitals within the Fraser Health Authority in respect to following:
a) Emergency department utilization
b) Emergency department operational efficiency
c) Emergency department patient safety
d) Emergency department patient satisfaction
e) Emergency department cost efficiency


My hypothesis is that ED utilization, operational efficiency, acceptability, safety, and effectiveness will not be found to differ substantially between FFS and APP departments operating within the Fraser Health Authority, but that cost efficiency may differ between sites.

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