Term: Needs Based Funding
Last Updated: 2008-03-11
Method of allocating resources to ensure that the needs represented by different population age structures and health profiles are equitably met by the resources provided to Regional Health Authorities. Though similar to needs-based planning, these measures are population weighted. This also includes physician contact rates, and the characteristics of local practicing physicians (eg. workload, closeness to retirement).
Mustard CA, Derksen S.
A Needs-Based Funding Methodology for Regional Health Authorities: A Proposed Framework.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation,
1997. [Report] [Summary] (View)
Term used in
Finlayson GS, Forget E, Ekuma O, Derksen S, Bond R, Martens P, De Coster C.
Allocating Funds for Healthcare in Manitoba Regional Health Authorities: A First Step--Population-Based Funding.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2007. [Report] [Summary] (View)