In Canadian health care, hospital funding is front-loaded and each patient chips away at the pile. Many have suggested a model whereby hospitals are paid per patient “served.” This way, each patient becomes a source of revenue as opposed to a drain on resources. Makes sense? Well this idea has been met with much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Too complicated they say. Well, apparently it works for the education system. Can you imagine local hospitals engaging in PR battles over patients? Could we send a couple of education bureaucrats to hospitals please?
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