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Roach, Kent, and Robert J. Sharpe, eds. Taking Remedies Seriously. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 2009.


Health, adjudicative tribunals, adjudicative bodies, health systems, societal impact, health reform, health systems, empirical evaluation, accountability, independence


Adjudicative tribunals play an important role in the health sector yet their actual influence, as part of the health system remains undetermined, Most of the studies that have evaluated their work have focused on measures of accountability and independence, rather than the indicators of societal impact. As efforts to reform health systems continue internationally, it is crucial that we understand the benefits and costs of adjudicative tribunals for providers and consumers of heath. In this regard, empirically evaluating the impact of adjudicative tribunals will help inform policymaking through the collection of objective data. A strong and accountable health care system depends on understanding the way these tribunals work and the effects of their decisions.


First presented as a paper at the 2009 CIAJ Annual Conference held in Ottawa.

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