2016 Annual Report Highlights

2016 ANNUAL
REPORT

HIGHLIGHTS

Assisting
physicians
Contributing to
safe medical care
Supporting the
medical liability system


CMPA’s continuum of medical liability services


Education to prevent harm in patient care

Advice to guide members in responding to medical legal issues

Legal assistance to resolve medical liability matters

Assisting physicians

Canadian physicians care for their patients, confident the CMPA will effectively protect their medical liability interests.

95,691
members
456,512
contacts with members

Physicians continued to turn to us in increasing numbers for one-on-one support and assistance for medical-legal issues arising from their medical professional work.

891
Legal actions
opened in 2016
 -4% Since
2007
5,088
College matters
opened in 2016
+86% Since
2007
1,743
Hospital matters
opened in 2016
+87% Since
2007
20,632
Advice cases
opened in 2016
+58% Since
2007


2016 MEMBER SURVEY


94% of respondents were confident that the CMPA will protect their
interests in the event that a patient was harmed.



Satisfaction  levels across
medical-legal services used ranged from
87%  TO  97%


Contributing to safe medical care

In support of a high-quality healthcare system, the CMPA contributes to safe medical care in Canada.


Recognizing that evidence-based knowledge represents an opportunity for the CMPA to support members throughout the continuum of their practice and across different practice settings, in 2016 we aligned our knowledge translation efforts into four streams:

Medical trainees

Physicians in practice

Physician leaders

Physicians in high-risk specialties


303
continuing professional
development (CPD) sessions
17,891
CPD attendees (member and other)


CMPA GOOD PRACTICES GUIDE (GPG)
OVER
71,000
visits to GPG
REACHING
2,300
physicians in
training
IN
16
medical schools

Numerous online and in-person presentations and published articles in CMPA Perspective and other journals.
81%

of physicians have incorporated the teachings into their everyday practice
Read more...
2016 Biennial General
Membership Survey


Supporting the medical liability system

The CMPA supports an effective and sustainable medical liability system that meets the needs of physicians and their patients.


We advanced the CMPA’s perspectives on several important healthcare system issues, seeking fair processes for physicians in College, hospital, and other matters.

Top 5 engagement topics

Medical aid in dying
Patient safety (opioids and surgical safety)
Membership fees/system costs
Medical regulatory authority (College) processes
Medical liability system

Despite significant growth in the number of cases involving legal assistance, we have contained the increase in the costs of legal services to below that of membership growth, while maintaining the quality of member services.


$172
million
paid to patients
in 2016


$23
million
from 2015

$188
million
Average annual compensation to patients over
past 10 years

Funded ratio improved from
98% TO 105%

Net investment portfolio

$363M

Financial summary

The CMPA’s net asset position stands at $206 million, an improvement of $300 million from 2015.