“The provision of care in alternative locations or after hours, and participation in on-call rota declined in BC from 2006 through 2012. The decline of care provided in patient homes and long-term care facilities is of particular concern given that an increasing proportion of the population will be moving into age groups where visits in these locations is important for quality primary care. It is also of note that these declines occurred in the context of substantial financial incentives.”

Read more on Trends in Providing Out-of-Office, Urgent After-Hours, and On-Call Care in British Columbia (2019) by HeddenLavergne, McGrailLaw, Bourgeault, McCracken, & Barer.

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