Improving Primary Health Care through Collaboration : Measuring the Missed Opportunity

Thy Dinh and Fares Bounajm
Conference Board of Canada , 2013

This third in a series of four Conference Board of Canda briefings on Improving Primary Health Care through Collaboration identifies that Interprofessional primary care (IPC) teams can improve clinical health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions, including adult Type 2 diabetes and depression. Less than half of adult Type 2 diabetes and depression patients have access to IPC teams. Annual health and economic benefits of increasing access to IPC teams include a 15 per cent reduction in Type 2 diabetes complications, an expanded labour force of about 52,000 person-years among depression patients, and almost $3 billion in direct and indirect cost savings.

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