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Geographic Variation in Primary Care Need, Service Use and Providers in Ontario, 2015/16


This report expands on the 2017 publication Geographic Variation in the Supply and Distribution of Comprehensive Primary Care Physicians in Ontario, 2014/15 by contributing further evidence on Ontarians’ access to and use of primary care relative to their population numbers and needs.

For each of the province’s 76 LHIN sub-regions and Toronto’s 140 neighbourhoods, six mapping techniques are used to illustrate geographic variation in aspects of primary care in 2015/16. The maps provide a visual orientation to primary care need, primary care service use, primary care providers and teams, cross-LHIN care and gaps in care across the province.



Glazier RH, Gozdyra P, Kim M, Bai L, Kopp A, Schultz SE, Tynan AM. August 2018.

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