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Sept. 7, 2018

Designing a framework for primary health care research in Canada: a scoping literature review

Region: Americas Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care Source: BMC Family Practice

Despite significant investments to improve primary health care (PHC) delivery in Canada, provincial health care systems remain fragmented and uncoordinated. Canada’s commitment to strengthening PHC should be driven by robust research and evaluation that reflects our health policy priorities and responds to the needs of the population. One challenge facing health services researchers is developing and sustaining meaningful research priorities and agendas in an overburdened, complex health care system with limited capacity for PHC research and support for clinician researchers.