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Improving Healthcare Management at the Top by Milan Frankl, Sharon Roberts

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CHAPTER 3

The Canadian Local Health Integration Network—Business case

In Chapter 3, we introduce the reader to the Canadian Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). We include several specific examples illustrating the present status of the health care sector in the LHIN.

Ontario health care expenditure has grown to the excess of 46 percent of the provincial budget. The MOHLTC introduced 14 LHINs in an attempt to enhance health performance strategy and system integration with measurement and accountability. Geographically the LHINs comprise 150 hospital corporations located on more than 200 sites. The 126 acute care hospitals are the sources of primary care that form integrated health service plans with local health service providers.

The 14 ...

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