Using Financial Incentives to Achieve Health-System Goals in Ontario

Any form of financial arrangement will create a financial incentive of some form or other. Ontario uses a wide variety of financial incentives and the time is ripe to stand back and ask whether they are being used optimally to achieve health-system goals, and where – for which types of stakeholders, in what sectors and for which types of conditions – does additional effort need to be put into their design, execution and monitoring.