Despite a tendency to report overall satisfaction with their primary health care, Canadians living with ambulatory care sensitive conditions may not be receiving all the care they need, according to a new release titled Disparities in Primary Health Care Experiences Among Canadians With Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Barriers and challenges exist for two groups in particular—lower-income individuals and women. Lower-income individuals are less likely to report that their primary health care physician involves them in clinical decisions, and women are less likely than men to report receiving all four recommended tests for chronic disease monitoring or to have medication side effects explained.
This new report by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) looks at differences by socio-economic and geographic conditions, health conditions and sex in the access to, use of and appropriateness of primary health care experiences for people diagnosed with ambulatory care sensitive conditions.
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