Our study shows you get better care if you have a doctor who formally enrols patients, pools resources with colleagues to provide after hours care and takes responsibility for preventing and managing chronic disease.
Primary care is considered the front door to our health care system. Whether you’re going for a general check-up or have just been diagnosed with cancer, your family doctor makes sure you get the tests, treatment and care you need.
Even patients with a family doctor often resort to emergency departments and walk-in clinics because less than a third of BC doctors report having any other arrangements for after-hours care.
Before spending billions more, we need to agree on what success in health care looks like, and monitor progress from the start.