Primary Care Reforms in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories
Rapid Review 2, April 2018
Peckham A., Kreindler S., Church J., Chatwood S., Marchildon G
A previous rapid review of all 13 provincial/territorial jurisdictions in Canada identified Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories as being the most innovative in pursuing primary care reform over the last decade (Peckham, Ho, & Marchildon, 2018). The purpose of the present rapid review was to explore these jurisdictions in greater depth. We rely on available public indicators and expert advice to determine how jurisdictions have improved access to after-hours care; worked to offer a broader scope of services through access to interdisciplinary teams; and improved communication and coordination through information technology and electronic medical records (EMRs) accessible to health and social service providers as well as patients and caregivers.