Access to care

Percent of physicians who rated access for patients in their
community as very good or excellent.

  Overall Female Male 34 and under 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 and over
Total 3385 958 2427 330 1118 1039 609 289
Family physician 55% 55% 54% 55% 55% 56% 51% 53%
Emergency room 53% 53% 52% 65% 53% 52% 49% 47%
Specialist medical care 36% 35% 36% 32% 34% 35% 39% 39%
Routine diagnostic services (e.g. lab, x-rays) 59% 62% 58% 63% 59% 58% 56% 62%
Advanced diagnostic services (e.g. MRI) 12% 14% 12% 9% 12% 12% 15% 15%
Rehabilitation/remedial care 22% 22% 21% 23% 21% 20% 23% 26%
Drugs and appliances 44% 43% 44% 46% 43% 44% 43% 43%
Psycho-social support services 18% 18% 18% 21% 16% 18% 19% 17%
Community-based care 25% 24% 25% 30% 24% 25% 23% 27%
Acute institutional care on an urgent basis 37% 35% 38% 44% 38% 38% 34% 33%
Acute institutional care on an elective basis 18% 15% 19% 19% 17% 19% 18% 20%
Long-term institutional care 9% 9% 9% 12% 9% 10% 7% 11%
Palliative care 27% 26% 27% 29% 26% 28% 25% 27%


Percent of physicians who rated access for patients in their community as very good or excellent.

  GP/FP Med Spec Surg Spec Rural Urban
Total 1736 1184 465 294 3091
Family physician 61% 48% 51% 60% 54%
Emergency room 58% 45% 52% 67% 51%
Specialist medical care 33% 36% 45% 28% 36%
Routine diagnostic services (e.g. lab, x-rays) 64% 54% 51% 62% 59%
Advanced diagnostic services (e.g. MRI) 10% 14% 16% 7% 13%
Rehabilitation/remedial care 24% 19% 22% 18% 22%
Drugs and appliances 47% 39% 41% 45% 43%
Psycho-social support services 18% 17% 20% 22% 17%
Community-based care 29% 18% 27% 36% 24%
Acute institutional care on an urgent basis 38% 35% 41% 47% 37%
Acute institutional care on an elective basis 19% 14% 24% 26% 17%
Long-term institutional care 11% 6% 9% 20% 8%
Palliative care 33% 18% 22% 38% 25%