MAAP: Models and Access Atlas of Primary Care Study

MAAP: Nova Scotia

What are our primary care providers up to?

MAAP-NS aims to close critical knowledge gaps on primary healthcare in Nova Scotia, 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 all family physicians and nurse practitioners in Nova Scotia, linked to administrative data, MAAP-NS:

  • Elucidates access to primary healthcare providers
  • Examines associations of practice & provider characteristics and models of care with access, comprehensiveness, and other outcomes
  • Explicates models of primary care
  • Links provider & practice characteristics to health system utilization

Methods 

 

Results

Profile Theme
Accessibility [PDF-293kB]
Availability [PDF-318kB]
Comprehensiveness [PDF-299kB]
Collaboration [PDF-538kB]
Models of Care [PDF-499kB]


Key Survey Findings:

  • 9.3% are accepting new patients unconditionally
  • 63% offered same day urgent appointments
  • 32.5% offered same/next day routine appointments
  • 25% had routine appointment wait times less than 10 days
  • 50% offer more than 28 hours per week for appointments
  • 46% have an interdisciplinary component
  • 27% plan to retire within the next five years