According to the Hamilton Spectator, the three wealthiest regions of the province have the best health results despite the lowest per capita health funding, a blatant reminder of the link between income and health.
These three LHINs also happen to be adjacent to Toronto, where many patients cross LHIN boundaries to seek care.
It also tells us that tackling poverty could have a substantial impact on public health care costs.
Does that make these three regions the best run LHINs? Not necessarily.
Unfortunately, the newspaper’s ranking of the 14 Local Health Integration Networks may not be entirely fair given the emphasis on population health in those standings.