MAAP: Models and Access Atlas of Primary Care Study

About

GOAL: Improved patient and provider primary healthcare experiences, quality of life, while containing care costs.

MAAP Objectives

MAAP primary care studies aim to close critical knowledge gaps on primary healthcare, including its delivery (e.g., models of care, accessibility, and comprehensiveness) and the relationships between existing models, their constituent elements, and health system outcomes. Using census surveys with high response rates of practices as well as family physicians and nurse practitioners, linked to administrative data, MAAP:

Investigates:

Access to family physicians and primary care nurse practitioners

Delineates:

Practice and provider characteristics:
age, sex, years in practice, site of training; size, components, and scope of practice, retirement plans.

Develops Primary Health Care Indicators:

Models of primary care
Provider responsibility
Collaboration index

Examines:

How these provider and practice characteristics impact the health care Nova Scotians receive.