This section highlights what is known from national surveys about access to primary care for children and youth. It also reports on indicators called ambulatory care sensitive admissions which are thought to reflect access to timely and high quality primary care. Finally, this section summarizes publicly available data on childhood immunization coverage, an important part of primary care effectiveness.
Section 3.1: Access to Primary Care Physicians
3.1.7Canadians 12 to 19 Years of Age Who Consulted a Health Professional* by Socioeconomic Status, 2009-10
Section 3.2: Effectiveness: Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalizations
3.2.2Hospitalization Rates for Asthma among 2 to 17 Year Olds, Provinces/Territories, 2014 and 2015
3.2.11Proportion of Appendicitis Hospitalizations for Paediatric Perforated Appendicitis, by Income
3.2.12Ratio between Income Quintiles, Selected Acute Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions,Prov/Terr
Section 3.3: Immunization Coverage