The In-patient Care Initiative recognizes the importance of continuous doctor-patient relationships including the coordination of patient transitions between hospitals and the offices of community family doctors. Essentially, it is designed to support and extend the existing care provided in a family doctor’s practice to a hospital environment and back again.

Introduced in 2013, the In-patient Care Initiative replaces any prior service agreements between local divisions of family practice and the Ministry of Health. The initiative includes a set of incentives aimed at better supporting and compensating family doctors who provide this important aspect of care.

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