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Managing Chronic Disease in Ontario Primary Care: The Impact of Organizational Factors

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New approaches to chronic disease management emphasize the need to improve the delivery of primary care services to meet the needs of chronically ill patients. This study (1) assessed whether chronic disease management differed among 4 models of primary health care delivery and (2) identifi ed which practice organizational factors were independently associated with high-quality care.

Family-centred care delivery: Comparing models of primary care service delivery in Ontario

Editor's Key Points

  • In Ontario, different models of primary care service delivery coexist. The organization and remuneration of primary care services might influence many aspects of quality of care and provider behaviour. Therefore, it is important to evaluate these models in order to better understand their performance and function.
  • This study found that patients and providers reported high levels of family-centred care in all models of primary care service delivery.

Team composition and chronic disease management within primary healthcare practices in eastern Ontario: an application of the Measuring Organizational Attributes of Primary Health Care Survey

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Background

Various organizational-level attributes are being implemented in primary healthcare to improve healthcare delivery. There is a need to describe the distribution and nature of these attributes and explore differences across practices.
 

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Implementation contexts and the impact of policing on access to supervised consumption services in Toronto, Canada: a qualitative comparative analysis

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Background

Supervised consumption services (SCS) are being implemented across Canada in response to a variety of drug-related harms. We explored the implementation context of newly established SCS in Toronto and the role of policing in shaping program access by people who inject drugs (PWID).

“That's a double-edged sword”: Exploring the integration of supervised consumption services within community health centres in Toronto, Canada

Highlights

  • Integrating SCS within health centres provided clients access other health services.
  • Hours of operation were seen as a barrier to SCS service uptake.
  • The building layouts created privacy and anonymity concerns for clients.


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