Citizens who were able to get an appointment with their family doctor on the same day or the next day

Table

Unit %

Year 2022 Year 2020 Year 2017 Year 2014 Year 2011
Province
New Brunswick
10.8
9.4 - 12.3
22.1
21.3 - 22.8
25.8
25.1 - 26.4
29.1
28.4 - 29.7
29.0
28.4 - 29.7
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
8.0
5.9 - 10.1
17.8
16.4 - 19.2
26.2
24.9 - 27.4
29.4
28.1 - 30.8
27.4
26.0 - 28.7
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
10.7
8.0 - 13.4
25.9
24.1 - 27.7
28.2
26.7 - 29.7
32.2
30.8 - 33.6
33.1
31.6 - 34.5
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
11.2
7.6 - 14.8
24.9
23.2 - 26.5
27.1
25.6 - 28.6
31.7
30.3 - 33.0
32.3
30.8 - 33.7
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
10.0
4.5 - 15.4
22.8
19.9 - 25.6
20.5
18.5 - 22.4
20.0
17.9 - 22.0
21.5
19.4 - 23.6
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
6.3
1.6 - 11.0
12.5
9.7 - 15.3
16.1
13.6 - 18.7
19.3
16.1 - 22.6
21.4
18.7 - 24.2
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
15.7
10.7 - 20.7
21.0
18.9 - 23.1
21.6
19.7 - 23.5
22.9
20.8 - 25.1
22.3
20.6 - 24.1
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
17.2
10.7 - 23.8
24.8
21.3 - 28.4
29.5
26.5 - 32.4
32.9
29.5 - 36.3
35.1
32.6 - 37.6
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
n/a
23.4
19.3 - 27.6
25.6
22.5 - 28.8
29.4
25.6 - 33.1
29.6
26.5 - 32.6
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
n/a
16.7
13.5 - 19.8
25.7
22.3 - 29.1
22.9
19.6 - 26.1
25.2
21.8 - 28.5
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
n/a
13.7
9.8 - 17.6
15.0
11.7 - 18.4
15.0
11.0 - 19.1
19.1
15.0 - 23.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
n/a
25.0
20.5 - 29.4
19.9
15.9 - 23.9
19.9
15.5 - 24.2
17.8
14.4 - 21.3
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
n/a
10.9
7.1 - 14.8
17.1
13.3 - 20.9
23.4
18.2 - 28.5
23.6
19.9 - 27.2
Dieppe and Memramcook
n/a
20.5
16.8 - 24.2
29.1
25.8 - 32.3
32.2
27.3 - 37.1
28.1
23.3 - 32.9
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
n/a
28.2
22.7 - 33.6
25.5
20.7 - 30.3
33.9
29.0 - 38.8
36.8
32.1 - 41.4
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
n/a
21.7
17.6 - 25.8
20.2
17.7 - 22.8
17.4
14.9 - 19.8
17.3
14.6 - 20.0
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
n/a
24.9
20.8 - 29.0
25.6
21.7 - 29.5
34.7
31.7 - 37.7
34.1
30.9 - 37.3
Fredericton
n/a
19.9
16.5 - 23.4
25.1
22.1 - 28.2
28.3
24.9 - 31.6
24.3
21.0 - 27.5
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
29.2
23.3 - 35.1
24.9
20.1 - 29.7
35.9
30.9 - 40.9
46.8
41.2 - 52.4
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
n/a
24.2
19.8 - 28.6
25.4
21.6 - 29.2
29.8
25.5 - 34.1
29.0
24.9 - 33.1
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
n/a
19.9
13.2 - 26.6
39.4
32.3 - 46.4
30.9
24.4 - 37.5
43.4
36.8 - 50.1
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
n/a
23.3
14.6 - 32.0
7.0
3.1 - 10.9
S
20.4
15.6 - 25.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
n/a
22.5
16.7 - 28.2
22.3
17.5 - 27.0
31.0
26.6 - 35.4
30.7
26.2 - 35.3
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
n/a
22.1
18.2 - 26.0
28.0
24.8 - 31.3
31.2
27.4 - 35.0
33.6
30.8 - 36.4
Moncton
n/a
19.1
15.8 - 22.4
26.4
24.0 - 28.8
30.8
28.2 - 33.3
30.5
27.8 - 33.2
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
n/a
20.9
15.8 - 25.9
26.2
21.5 - 30.9
35.8
31.6 - 39.9
38.5
33.9 - 43.2
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
n/a
39.2
31.2 - 47.3
36.6
29.7 - 43.5
39.2
31.3 - 47.2
41.3
35.8 - 46.9
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
n/a
25.9
21.5 - 30.3
26.1
22.1 - 30.1
23.3
19.7 - 27.0
32.7
28.6 - 36.7
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
n/a
31.4
26.6 - 36.2
29.1
24.7 - 33.4
25.7
21.9 - 29.5
23.1
19.0 - 27.2
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
n/a
40.6
34.1 - 47.2
50.3
44.5 - 56.0
62.1
56.9 - 67.3
63.0
57.8 - 68.3
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
n/a
28.6
24.6 - 32.6
29.4
26.4 - 32.4
31.6
28.5 - 34.7
35.9
32.6 - 39.2
Riverview and Coverdale
n/a
18.6
14.9 - 22.3
21.8
18.7 - 24.9
28.6
24.6 - 32.5
25.1
21.0 - 29.1
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
n/a
10.2
6.6 - 13.9
21.5
17.4 - 25.6
21.3
16.7 - 25.9
12.7
8.9 - 16.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
n/a
23.6
20.0 - 27.2
27.2
24.5 - 29.9
31.6
29.3 - 33.9
29.6
27.3 - 31.9
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
n/a
12.7
7.9 - 17.5
29.8
23.2 - 36.3
39.6
33.8 - 45.4
30.5
24.9 - 36.2
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
n/a
15.4
11.2 - 19.6
25.5
22.4 - 28.7
28.7
25.6 - 31.7
25.3
22.2 - 28.3
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
n/a
17.5
13.2 - 21.8
20.3
15.9 - 24.8
11.3
7.5 - 15.2
17.5
13.8 - 21.1
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
n/a
23.3
18.0 - 28.5
34.3
29.1 - 39.5
24.5
20.7 - 28.3
34.6
30.4 - 38.7
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
n/a
29.7
24.8 - 34.6
34.4
29.5 - 39.3
35.2
30.6 - 39.8
36.4
31.7 - 41.1
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
n/a
25.8
21.5 - 30.1
23.8
20.4 - 27.2
35.3
31.9 - 38.8
27.6
24.0 - 31.2
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
n/a
16.0
12.4 - 19.6
17.4
13.9 - 20.9
21.3
16.8 - 25.8
13.7
10.5 - 17.0
Age
18-64
9.6
7.8 - 11.4
20.7
19.7 - 21.7
24.2
23.4 - 25.0
27.6
26.8 - 28.4
27.9
27.2 - 28.7
65 and over
14.0
11.8 - 16.2
25.8
24.5 - 27.1
30.6
29.4 - 31.8
34.6
33.4 - 35.9
33.7
32.3 - 35.1
Gender
Woman/Girl
9.9
8.3 - 11.6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
11.3
9.0 - 13.6
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
9.6
2.6 - 16.6
18.3
14.2 - 22.4
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual
10.2
8.7 - 11.7
22.2
21.4 - 23.0
n/a
n/a
n/a
Language
Preferred language of service: English
n/a
23.0
22.1 - 24.0
27.5
26.7 - 28.3
31.7
30.9 - 32.5
31.9
31.0 - 32.7
Preferred language of service: French
n/a
19.4
18.0 - 20.8
19.9
18.7 - 21.0
20.9
19.6 - 22.2
20.9
19.7 - 22.1
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
17.4
7.6 - 27.3
18.7
14.0 - 23.3
23.4
20.0 - 26.7
25.7
21.6 - 29.9
39.8
35.3 - 44.4
Non-Indigenous
10.7
9.2 - 12.1
22.1
21.3 - 22.9
25.8
25.2 - 26.5
29.1
28.4 - 29.8
28.7
28.1 - 29.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
8.5
3.9 - 13.2
18.6
15.4 - 21.7
30.0
26.7 - 33.3
n/a
n/a
Non-immigrants
11.0
9.5 - 12.5
22.3
21.5 - 23.1
25.6
24.9 - 26.2
n/a
n/a
Education level
High school or less
14.9
11.7 - 18.0
23.5
22.3 - 24.8
26.3
25.2 - 27.3
31.2
30.1 - 32.2
31.3
30.3 - 32.3
Postsecondary
9.2
7.6 - 10.7
21.3
20.3 - 22.2
25.4
24.5 - 26.2
27.8
26.9 - 28.7
27.3
26.4 - 28.2
Household income
Less than $25,000
14.2
9.9 - 18.5
23.4
21.4 - 25.3
26.6
25.1 - 28.2
31.1
29.5 - 32.6
31.1
29.7 - 32.6
$25,000 to less than $60,000
12.3
9.7 - 14.9
21.6
20.4 - 22.9
25.0
23.9 - 26.1
28.7
27.6 - 29.8
28.5
27.4 - 29.5
$60,000 or more
8.6
6.9 - 10.4
22.2
20.9 - 23.4
25.2
24.2 - 26.3
27.7
26.6 - 28.8
27.8
26.7 - 29.0
Persons with a disability
Without disability
10.9
9.1 - 12.7
22.0
21.1 - 22.9
25.9
25.1 - 26.6
28.4
27.7 - 29.2
n/a
With disability
10.9
8.6 - 13.2
22.2
20.8 - 23.6
25.4
24.1 - 26.6
31.2
29.9 - 32.6
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens who were able to get an appointment with their family doctor on the same day or the next day.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey and Primary Care Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have a family doctor and who consulted with them in the last 12 months and last consultation was for a health concern or problem. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "same day or 1 day" by the number of respondents who answered "same day, 1 day, 2 days, 3 to 5 days, 6 to 7 days, 8 to 14 days (up to 2 weeks), 15 to 21 days (up to 3 weeks), 22 to 28 days (up to 4 weeks) or more than 4 weeks/More than a month" to the question: Thinking of the last time you consulted with your family doctor or your nurse practitioner, either in-person or virtually, how long did it take from when you first tried to make the appointment to when you actually consulted with him/her?

Notes

The 2020 edition of the Primary Health Survey (PHS) was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic did not influence the survey’s response rate, NBHC had to assess the impact of surveying during the pandemic. Accordingly, advanced statistical analyses were performed to allow for comparison between the results obtained in 2020 and those obtained in previous PHS cycles. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the PHS 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.

Unit

%

Interpretation

Higher is better

NBHC code

PH_ACCFD_1

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