New incentive results in family doctor for over 2,000 more Nova Scotians in May: government

The province says another 142 family doctors in Nova Scotia have taken on new patients in the second month of a new incentive.

Government says 319 doctors have submitted claims, taking on a total of 2,893 new patients since April 1st; 2,011 of which were in May.

In the northern region, 43 family doctors have taken on 245 patients.

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.