More patients in Nova Scotia gain a family doctor in June due to physician incentive program
The province says 2,417 patients across the province gained a family doctor in June.
The updated Patient Attachment Incentive Trust, released Thursday, show 403 doctors have submitted claims, taking on a total of 5,310 patients since April 1st.
Fifty-six family doctors have taken on 417 patients in the northern region, an increase of 13 family doctors and 172 patients from May.
The $6.4 million Patient Attachment Incentive Trust was announced in March.
Family doctors are eligible for a one-time incentive of $150 per patient for accepting someone from the provincial wait list, or physicians who take on new patients referred from an emergency department or a practice where a doctor is retiring or moving.
Breakdown per zone (via the Nova Scotia Government:
- Central - 215 family doctors have taken on 2,643 patients
- Eastern - 61 family doctors have taken on 823 patients
- Western - 79 family doctors have taken on 1,427 patients
- Northern - 56 family doctors have taken on 417 patients