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Monday, April 30, 2012

Health Department Needs Better Information To Spend Wisely

The Alward Government will spend half a million dollars to make the healthcare system in the province more efficient. 

Inka Milewski of the Conservation Council says they could spend their money better if the information being used was better. She tells CHSJ News she knows from first hand experience how incomplete alot of the data was when she did a study on cancer rates around the province. 

Milewski says the information on which spending decisions are made should be coming from community level so taxpayers are getting the best value for their buck.

Healthcare spending takes up something like 40 per cent of the provincial budget and that is expected to rise.