Sessional funding: Compensating psychiatrists for indirect services in Ontario general hospitals
“Sessional funding” is a mechanism that originated in the 1960s in Ontario, Canada, to pay for indirect psychiatric services provided in the general hospital system and through community mental health programs. This article describes the sessional funding system and the problems that developed in the allocation of sessional hours and accountability for their use.
KeywordsPublic Health Mental Health General Hospital Health Program Community Mental Health
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