3. Providing health services effectively
The section on PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES EFFECTIVELY describes approaches for service delivery planning and patient pathways for suspected COVID-19 cases. It also considers efforts by countries to maintain other essential services during periods of excessive demand for health services.
3.1 Planning services
Health service provision, including public health and medical services, is primarily the responsibility of provincial and territorial (PT) governments. To strengthen coordination across the country, a federal/provincial/territorial (FPT) Special Advisory Committee on the Novel Coronavirus (SAC) was established on January 28, 2020 to advise senior bureaucratic officials (Deputy Ministers) across Canada on the outbreak (PHAC, 2020c).
Systems and Policies on their dedicated COVID-19 page (https://ihpme.utoronto.ca/research/research-centres-initiatives/nao/covid19/).
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