Dans la plupart des provinces, les médecins de soins primaires attendent plus longtemps que la moyenne internationale avant de recevoir les plans de gestion des soins de leurs patients après leur sortie de l’hôpital.
51% of Canadian primary care doctors work in a practice that is part of a primary care model supported by public funding.
Results from The Commonwealth Fund 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians show that timely access to care remains a challenge but is improving in Canada.
Monitoring preventive care similar to international average; slightly better in results for patients
Canadians wait longer to see specialists but less time for priority surgeries
53% of Canadian primary care doctors reported that almost all or most of their patients who request a same- or next-day appointment can get one.
70% of Canadian primary care doctors thought their patients often experienced long wait times to see a specialist.
Physicians who work in primary care models supported by public funding report better coordination of care and follow-up for their patients.
Inefficiencies resulting from poor coordination high in Canada and across most countries
2.2 million (8%) Canadians reported that they rely on help or care at home to cope with a long-term health condition, a disability or age-related needs.