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

Table

Unit %

Year 2022 Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
16.3
8.1 - 24.6
18.7
15.4 - 22.1
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
S
18.2
9.6 - 26.8
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
S
11.4
5.3 - 17.4
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
S
20.4
13.9 - 26.9
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
S
15.2
2.6 - 27.9
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
S
14.3
6.0 - 22.6
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
S
27.5
16.3 - 38.7
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
S
21.5
6.8 - 36.2
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
n/a
S
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
n/a
S
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
n/a
S
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
n/a
S
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
n/a
12.1
3.6 - 20.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
n/a
S
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
n/a
S
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
n/a
S
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
n/a
S
Fredericton
n/a
16.6
4.6 - 28.6
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
n/a
S
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
n/a
S
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
n/a
S
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
n/a
S
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
n/a
S
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
n/a
S
Moncton
n/a
S
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
n/a
S
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
n/a
S
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
n/a
S
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
n/a
S
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
n/a
S
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
n/a
S
Riverview and Coverdale
n/a
S
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
n/a
S
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
n/a
S
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
n/a
S
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
n/a
S
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
n/a
S
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
n/a
18.4
5.6 - 31.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
n/a
S
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
n/a
S
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
n/a
S
Age
18-64
18.0
7.3 - 28.6
16.7
12.7 - 20.7
65 and over
S
19.6
13.9 - 25.4
Gender
Woman/Girl
21.5
11.8 - 31.2
n/a
Man/Boy
S
n/a
Sexual identity
Minority sexual identity
S
S
Heterosexual
15.3
6.6 - 24.0
16.7
13.3 - 20.0
Language
Preferred language of service: English
n/a
16.4
12.5 - 20.3
Preferred language of service: French
n/a
18.3
12.1 - 24.6
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
S
S
Non-Indigenous
16.0
7.7 - 24.4
17.1
13.7 - 20.4
Immigrant
Immigrants
S
29.9
14.1 - 45.8
Non-immigrants
17.4
8.6 - 26.2
16.3
13.0 - 19.5
Education level
High school or less
S
22.8
17.3 - 28.4
Postsecondary
19.7
8.8 - 30.6
13.7
9.8 - 17.6
Household income
Less than $25,000
S
21.9
14.1 - 29.8
$25,000 to less than $60,000
S
16.3
11.0 - 21.6
$60,000 or more
14.7
4.2 - 25.2
16.7
11.4 - 22.0
Persons with a disability
Without disability
22.1
9.9 - 34.4
18.8
14.8 - 22.8
With disability
S
17.4
11.3 - 23.5
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 nurse practitioner 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 nurse practitioner 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_ACCND_3

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