Publications: Health

Health Benefits Operations: Are the Expected Benefits Being Achieved?

February 2013
This audit  focuses on whether the stated benefits of the Ministry of Health’s alternative service delivery arrangement to administer the Medical Services Plan and PharmaCare programs have been achieved by asking the following questions: Are the stated benefits of the alternative service delivery arrangement monitored and achieved? Is the Ministry publicly reporting the costs and benefits achieved through the alternative service delivery arrangement?  This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on November 20, 2013.

Health Funding Explained

January 2013
This public information piece is designed to help the public and legislators understand how provincial health-care dollars are spent. Health Funding Explained is the first time the Office has undertaken such an extensive public-information project and we are eager to hear your feedback. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this piece, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Crown Agency Board Governance

May 2012
This report contains the results of examinations of board governance at four Crown agencies: BC Transit, the University of Northern B.C., Camosun College and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on June 11, 2012.

Follow-up Report: Updates on the implementation of recommendations from recent reports (October 2011)

October 2011
This follow-up report contains the self-assessed progress of ministries and organizations in implementing the Auditor General's recommendations. It also includes two progress assessments. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on April 24, 2012.

Audit of the Academic Ambulatory Care Centre Public Private Partnership: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

May 2011
This audit assessed whether the Academic Ambulatory Care Centre P3 project has achieved its value-for-money goals based on the first five years of the project agreement. It also makes recommendations for future public-private partnership projects. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on June 27, 2011.

Follow-up Report: Updates on the implementation of recommendations from recent reports (April 2011)

April 2011
This follow-up report contains the self-assessed progress of ministries and organizations in implementing the Auditor General's recommendations. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on June 27, 2011.

Summary Report: results of completed projects (2010)

December 2010
Seven recent projects are summarized in the report: Hand hygiene self-assessments completed by the Ministry of Health Services and the health authorities. An examination of School District 35’s (Langley) board governance, internal controls and long-term planning. ICBC’s progress in responding to the 2008 Material Damage Research and Training Facility incident. Guidelines developed for public sector institutions to create relevant key performance indicators. A preliminary review of government’s management of B.C.’s natural resource information. An assessment of the management of oil and gas royalty programs. An audit of government’s identification and assessment of IT security risks. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on February 9, 2011.

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