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Organizing Primary Care for an Integrated System

Volume 1 Issue 1 December 1999

Walter W. Rosser and Jan Kasperski wrote the lead paper, comments came from Mary Ellen Jeans, Mike Pringle, Heather Mass and others.

Primary care is considered to be in a state of crisis in many parts of the country both from practitioner and policy perspectives. Over the past 10 to 15 years there have been numerous reports both nationally and provincially about what needs to happen to improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of the way we organize and finance primary healthcare in Canada. Many of the reports are very similar in their conclusions and recommendations but without exception they have not resulted in a great deal of action! Indeed, the reform of primary healthcare will lead to improved access to healthcare, a decrease in inappropriate use of hospital emergency departments, better use of health resources, improved outcomes for patients, and some resolution to the reported physician shortage/maldistribution problems. – Editor Peggy Leatt

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