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Our audit objective was to assess whether Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry), have effective systems and procedures in place to facilitate the provision of the right care at the right time in the right place for Ontarians. Senior ministry management reviewed and agreed to our audit objective and associated audit criteria.

Our audit work was conducted between December 2014 and June 2015, primarily at four selected LHINs—Central, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, North East, and Toronto Central. Their combined expenditures in the year ending March 31, 2015, were $11 billion, or 44% of the overall provincial funding for LHINs that year. We also conducted other work at the Ministry’s offices in Toronto.

In conducting our audit, we reviewed relevant documents, legislation and ministry guidelines; analyzed information; interviewed ministry staff, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and staff from each of the four LHINs we visited; reviewed relevant information and research on regionalized health system models from other provinces and territories; and attended one community engagement event and one board of directors meeting at each of the four LHINs we visited.

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This entry was posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 10:34 am and is filed under Longwoods Online.