Publications: Health

Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services

May 2016
This report focuses on how B.C.'s health system manages access to adult tertiary mental health and substance use services, the highest level of care available for individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues.

An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System

August 2015
Determines if the Panorama application provides the IT solution the Ministry of Health expected for public health. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Monday November 2, 2015.

Follow-Up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports

June 2014
This follow-up report provides audit level assurance on four of the 18 self-assessments from ministries and organizations in implementing recommendations from recent reports, verifies progress for 26 recommendations from four reports, and contains a follow-up to our 2011 report on BC Hydro. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on February 4, 2015 and June 4, 2015.

Summary Report: Winter 2014

February 2014
The Summary Report: Winter 2014 shares findings from two projects: Health Shared Services BC and the K-12 Funding Allocation Model. It also recognizes some of the good work done in Government, which may not otherwise be shared in a public realm. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on February 5, 2015.

Oversight of Physician Services

February 2014
An audit to determine whether the Ministry of Health, health authorities, and the Medical Services Commission are ensuring that British Columbians receive value for money for physician services. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on September 30, 2014.

Follow-up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports (April 2013)

April 2013
This follow-up report contains the self-assessed progress of ministries and organizations in implementing the recommendations from recent reports. It also contains the results of the Office's two first examinations of self-assessed progress. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on February 4, 2015 and June 3, 2015.

Striving for Quality, Timely and Safe Patient Care: An Audit of Air Ambulance Services in B.C.

March 2013
 We carried out this audit to determine whether air ambulance services delivered by the BC Ambulance Service provide quality, timely and safe patient care. We did this by assessing whether the BC Ambulance Service: has defined and is meeting relevant service standards for quality of care, timeliness and patient safety; and is providing paramedics and aircraft based on an assessment of patient needs. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on March 12, 2014.

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