Improving health outcomes through attachment to a primary care provider

Project type: DI Program Government project

Status: In progress

Ministry of Health

This project will link Ministry of Health data with socio-economic data from other ministries in order to learn more about the characteristics of people who do not have a primary care provider (“unattached”). This analysis will guide the development of processes and policies that support and encourage primary care relationships – helping to improve health outcomes for British Columbians. This project aligns with the ministry’s commitment to advancing B.C.’s health services to ensure British Columbians are supported in their efforts to maintain and improve their health. The project also helps deliver a current government initiative to implement primary care networks to improve access to and the delivery of primary care across the province.

Project main contact: Eric Larson, Executive Director, Integrated Analytics: Primary Care, Acute Care and Workforce, Health Sector Information Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Health

Linked data sets:

  • Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Statistics Canada

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