Regional Economic Assessments
In 2012, the Ontario Stroke Network released a report that assessed the potential economic impact of achieving full adherence to the best-practice stroke rehabilitation recommendations across Ontario. This report noted that in addition to improving patient care, better application of best-practice principles could allow Ontario’s healthcare system to make available up to $20M annually for reinvestment elsewhere in the system.
The purpose of the Economic Assessment Reports are to estimate the potential economic impact of adopting the proposed stroke rehabilitation best-practice recommendations in each LHIN. The reports are designed to build a high level, and conservative, case for promotion of best-practice and to broadly demonstrate the potential economic impact from a LHIN-wide perspective.