Over 96% of Canadians have access to primary care--health council study.
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The "usual place of care" includes access to various types of doctors and clinics, and access to different types of health care including emergency rooms and prescription medication use. It also takes in access to multidisciplinary mul·ti·dis·ci·pli·nar·y
Of, relating to, or making use of several disciplines at once: a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. primary health care teams which include health professionals such as nurses, other doctors, dieticians and nutritionists.
Nearly one third (30%) of Canadians reported that a nurse, working with their primary care provider, was regularly involved in their health care. The corresponding rate for those with a chronic condition, such as arthritis arthritis, painful inflammation of a joint or joints of the body, usually producing heat and redness. There are many kinds of arthritis. In its various forms, arthritis disables more people than any other chronic disorder. or diabetes, was 33%.
Earlier data from the Canadian Community Health Survey showed that the majority of Canadians (86% in 2005) had a regular medical doctor. This new survey provides information regarding access to a usual place of care.
This Statistics Canada survey, sponsored by the Health Council of Canada The Prime Minister and the Premiers accepted the advice of the Kirby Report, The Health of Canadians - the Federal Role, (October 2002) and the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (November 2002). , provides national information on the experiences of Canadians with primary health care.