The declining comprehensiveness of primary care.

  title={The declining comprehensiveness of primary care.},
  author={Benjamin T. B. Chan},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={166 4},
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest that comprehensiveness of primary care has declined steadily over the past decade. This study tracks the participation rates of general practitioners and family physicians in 6 nonoffice settings across Ontario and examines among which types of physicians this decline in comprehensiveness has occurred. METHODS Billing (claims) records were used to determine the proportions of fee-for-service general practitioners and family physicians who provided emergency… CONTINUE READING


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