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    Public Health in New Brunswick

    Public Health was the first non-military government health service in New Brunswick, with the first Public Health Act being passed in 1796, even before the creation of a Department of Health. Initial efforts were focused on controlling travel and…

  • The ABCs of ALCs

    The ABCs of ALCs

    What are ALC patients? ​ Every day in New Brunswick, people who need hospital (acute) care are admitted to hospital beds. Some admissions are planned, such as scheduled surgeries, while others, such as emergencies, are unplanned. Most patients,…

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    Primary health services

    What are primary health services? Primary health services are broadly defined as the services provided at the first point of contact with the health system. Within a given year, over 90% of citizens receive some form of primary health service. …

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    Home Care Services

    There are two different types of publicly funded home care services in New Brunswick: the Extra-Mural Program and home support services. The Extra-Mural Program provides home health services under acute, palliative, chronic, rehabilitative and…

  • Triple aim, Triple objectif

    Triple Aim

    How can the health system decide when certain health services need to be improved? Typically, a need for improvement is signaled in one of three ways: a)    Patients indicate they are dissatisfied with how the service is delivered; b)    Population…