New NBHC report - Chronic conditions and health service quality: Are we meeting the need?

4 October 2016

The NBHC has released its third document on chronic health conditions this year, assessing the current ability of the health system to meet the growing system demand posed by these conditions.

In this report, the NBHC reports on the current status of the New Brunswick health system’s efforts in terms of prevention
or management of chronic health conditions. The report describes key elements for optimal quality of service and analyzes several indicators to provide an understanding of the current quality of service with an emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness. This report was released in October 2016.

  • Full report
  • Infographic


Increase in the proportion of people with three chronic health conditions or more
How to cite: New Brunswick Health Council, Chronic Conditions and Health Service Quality: Are We Meeting the Need?

Elements that support optimal quality of care when treating those with three or more chronic health conditions
How to cite: New Brunswick Health Council, Chronic Conditions and Health Service Quality: Are We Meeting the Need?

“In our last brief, we highlighted the importance of preventing and managing chronic conditions to reduce their impact on New Brunswickers and the health system,” says Stéphane Robichaud, CEO of the NBHC. “This brief demonstrates that there is an opportunity for additional prevention efforts and that primary health services can be better targeted to help individuals with chronic conditions successfully manage them.”

This report follows up the NBHC’s most recent publications, Recognizing and Focusing on Population Health Priorities, which highlighted the increase in the rate of chronic conditions in New Brunswick, and The Cost of Chronic Health Conditions to New Brunswick, which estimated the cost impact of chronic conditions on the health system and the related sustainability challenge.

The brief is available online at nbhc-old.dd. Additional resources including an infographic and digital copies of selected charts and diagrams are also available.

The NBHC has been established as an independent organization that measures, monitors and evaluates New Brunswick’s health system performance with an additional mandate of citizen engagement in the improvement of the quality of health system services.


New Brunswick Health Council: Frank Vandenburg, 506-869-6728,


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