Tag Archives: Primary care

For colon cancer, the best screening test is likely the one you’re willing to do For colon cancer, the best screening test is likely the one you’re willing to do
By Tara Kiran
One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms
By Tara Kiran

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.

One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms
By Tara Kiran

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.

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment
By Kimberly McGrail

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.

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment
By Kimberly McGrail

Before spending billions more, we need to agree on what success in health care looks like, and monitor progress from the start.

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment
By Ruth Lavergne

We need to measure health care performance in real-time against clear goals and accept ongoing change as a necessary part of doing better, rather than thinking a one-time course correction is enough.

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment
By Ruth Lavergne

We need to broaden the team that is involved in choosing health reforms to include health authorities, nurses and other service providers – and patients, of course.

British Columbia’s failed healthcare experiment
By Ruth Lavergne and Kimberlyn McGrail

Our first point of contact with the health system — often referred to as ‘primary care’ — should result in prompt and efficient care for our general health concerns, and coordinate our journey through the system when we need more specialized care.

Four things we can do to improve healthcare in Canada
By Joshua Tepper

As the federal election campaign wages, Canadians should be pressing federal political parties to take a leadership position on the healthcare file.

BC fails to improve primary healthcare after more than a billion dollar investment BC fails to improve primary healthcare after more than a billion dollar investment
By Ruth Lavergne and Kimberlyn McGrail

Since 2006, British Columbia has spent more than a billion dollars to improve primary health care. So have BC patients benefited from such a massive investment? Sadly, it appears not.