MAAP: Models and Access Atlas of Primary Care Study

MAAP: British Columbia

What are our primary care providers up to?

The Models and Access Atlas of Primary Care-British Columbia (MAAP-BC) led by Dr. Rita McCracken addresses knowledge gaps in how primary care practices are structured in BC, what accessibility and comprehensiveness are like for patients, and the impact on patient care outcomes. These findings are necessary for evidence-based policy development and evaluation.

The vast majority of health care in BC is community based primary health care provided by family physicians (FPs). Identifying gaps and opportunities for innovations (e.g., collaborative care models) and studying their impacts are key to providing the best quality primary health care for the citizens of British Columbia. This project builds on the work started in Nova Scotia (MAAP-NS) by Dr. Emily Marshall.