Citizens [with a nurse practitioner as their primary care provider] who can get an appointment with their nurse practitioner on the same day or the next day

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
18.7
15.4 - 22.1
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
18.2
9.6 - 26.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
11.4
5.3 - 17.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
20.4
13.9 - 26.9
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
15.2
2.6 - 27.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
14.3
6.0 - 22.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
27.5
16.3 - 38.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
21.5
6.8 - 36.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
S
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
S
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
12.1
3.6 - 20.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
S
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
S
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
S
Fredericton
16.6
4.6 - 28.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
S
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
S
Moncton
S
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
S
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
S
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
S
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
S
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
S
Riverview and Coverdale
S
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
S
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
18.4
5.6 - 31.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
S
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
S
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
S
Age
18-64
16.7
12.7 - 20.7
65 and over
19.6
13.9 - 25.4
Sex at birth
Female
17.6
13.7 - 21.4
Male
17.0
10.8 - 23.2
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
S
Heterosexual people
16.7
13.3 - 20.0
Language
Preferred language of service: English
16.4
12.5 - 20.3
Preferred language of service: French
18.3
12.1 - 24.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
Non-Indigenous
17.1
13.7 - 20.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
29.9
14.1 - 45.8
Non-immigrants
16.3
13.0 - 19.5
Education level
High school or less
22.8
17.3 - 28.4
Postsecondary
13.7
9.8 - 17.6
Household income
Less than $25,000
21.9
14.1 - 29.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
16.3
11.0 - 21.6
$60,000 or more
16.7
11.4 - 22.0
Persons with a disability
Without disability
18.8
14.8 - 22.8
With disability
17.4
11.3 - 23.5
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [with a nurse practitioner as their primary care provider] who can get an appointment with their nurse practitioner on the same day or the next day.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have a nurse practitioner as their primary care provider . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "on the same day or the next day" by the number of respondents who answered "on the same day, the next day, in 2 to 5 days, in 6 to 7 days, in 8 to 14 days, after more than 2 weeks or never able to get an appointment" to the question: Thinking of the last time you were sick or needed medical attention, how quickly could you get an appointment to see your family doctor or nurse practitioner.

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_ACCND_3