The Commodity of Care

Home Care Reform in Ontario
November 1, 2003

Home care is one of the fastest growing areas in health care today. A matter of expediency for policymakers and of convenience for patients, it is also a lucrative new market. In 1996, Ontario introduced managed competition to home care. The Commodity of Care explores the historical background of this change and assesses its impact on provider agencies, caregivers, care recipients, and on the very way care itself is conceived.