Improving Access to Primary Care in Canada


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Health Technology Review
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Environmental Scan
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Primary care is the first point of contact for health and wellness services, coordinating each person’s services in a way that ensures continuity and ease of movement across the system. A strong primary health care system takes a whole-of-society approach to health and well-being and focuses on the holistic needs and preferences of individuals, families, and communities. Access to primary care can have barriers such as culture, language, location, social and economic standing, and in Canada is a known challenge. The objectives of this report are to identify health–system-level models and practices that exist in Canada that have the potential to improve access to primary care.