Public Priorities for Ontario’s Health System

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A report of the Citizens' Reference Panel on Ontario Health Services

September 2, 2011: National questionnaire on the Citizens' Reference Panel report recommendations is now closed.

As calls grow for major reforms to Ontario’s health system, PwC decided to take a new approach by listening to the public. The Citizens’ Reference Panel on Health Services aims to represent the public’s voice. Their report, Public Priorities for Ontario’s Health System — A report of the Citizens’ Reference Panel on Ontario Health Services, offers a platform to share their recommendations to create sustainable health care.

The result of a joint effort with public engagement firm MASS LBP, the panel consists of 28 randomly selected people from 14 of the province’s Local Health Integration Networks. The individuals volunteered three weekends to learn about Ontario’s health care system from a range of experts and practitioners, and ratify health care reforms.

While a comprehensive review of Ontario’s health system requires more than three weekends, the panel’s efforts demonstrate the public’s ability to play a more constructive role in the health care debate. The following represents 54 hours of learning, deliberating and prioritizing ideas to present to government, policy makers and health care providers.

Download the final report PDF or any of its chapters separately below.