Citizens [who have a primary care provider and have visited a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months] who thought they could have been treated by their primary care provider if they had been available

Table

Unit %

Year 2020
Province
New Brunswick
39.7
38.2 - 41.2
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
31.3
28.4 - 34.1
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
37.6
34.2 - 41.0
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
42.0
38.8 - 45.1
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
56.0
51.5 - 60.4
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
46.8
40.2 - 53.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
50.4
46.3 - 54.6
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
41.1
34.1 - 48.1
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
46.3
38.1 - 54.4
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
46.6
40.4 - 52.7
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
53.6
44.4 - 62.7
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
46.5
38.3 - 54.7
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
39.5
30.2 - 48.7
Dieppe and Memramcook
18.8
12.2 - 25.5
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
37.6
27.0 - 48.1
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
52.5
45.7 - 59.3
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
50.0
43.3 - 56.7
Fredericton
32.4
25.4 - 39.4
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
29.3
18.9 - 39.7
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
61.1
54.6 - 67.6
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
27.4
14.9 - 39.9
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
53.0
39.7 - 66.3
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
43.6
28.8 - 58.4
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
37.3
29.5 - 45.2
Moncton
27.5
21.2 - 33.9
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
28.4
18.3 - 38.5
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
56.7
42.4 - 71.0
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
35.0
26.6 - 43.4
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
55.2
47.2 - 63.2
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
63.8
54.0 - 73.6
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
23.7
16.4 - 31.0
Riverview and Coverdale
19.9
13.2 - 26.7
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
58.8
50.2 - 67.4
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
30.5
24.0 - 37.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
60.2
47.7 - 72.6
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
28.3
17.8 - 38.8
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
47.7
38.9 - 56.5
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
48.8
38.6 - 58.9
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
43.0
34.4 - 51.5
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
43.0
35.5 - 50.5
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
43.1
35.3 - 50.8
Age
18-64
40.4
38.5 - 42.3
65 and over
36.4
34.0 - 38.7
Sex at birth
Female
41.2
39.4 - 43.0
Male
37.1
34.6 - 39.7
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
34.6
27.2 - 42.0
Heterosexual people
39.3
37.8 - 40.8
Language
Preferred language of service: English
37.4
35.6 - 39.2
Preferred language of service: French
44.6
41.9 - 47.3
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
46.6
38.2 - 55.1
Non-Indigenous
38.6
37.1 - 40.1
Immigrant
Immigrants
44.8
38.2 - 51.4
Non-immigrants
39.3
37.8 - 40.8
Education level
High school or less
41.0
38.8 - 43.3
Postsecondary
38.1
36.1 - 40.0
Household income
Less than $25,000
45.0
41.7 - 48.2
$25,000 to less than $60,000
39.4
37.0 - 41.9
$60,000 or more
37.5
35.0 - 40.0
Persons with a disability
With disability
36.3
34.0 - 38.6
Without disability
41.5
39.6 - 43.4
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of citizens [who have a primary care provider and have visited a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months] who thought they could have been treated by their primary care provider if they had been available.

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, Primary Health Survey

Calculations

This indicator is based on respondents who have a family doctor or a nurse practitioner and have visited a hospital emergency department in the last 12 months . This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "yes" by the number of respondents who answered "yes or no" to the question: The last time you went to the hospital “emergency department” was it for a condition that you thought could have been treated by your family doctor or nurse practitioner if they had been available?

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

Lower is better

NBHC code

PH_USEEC_1