2022 Primary Care Survey

The 2022 Primary Care Survey was conducted in New Brunswick from October 2022 to January 2023 and completed by 5013 participants aged 18 and over. 

The survey aimed to gather insights on various aspects of primary health care services, including the delivery of care, experience with using services, and satisfaction levels. Additionally, participants  were asked about their health status, barriers in accessing care, and their use and experience with virtual care consultations.

The results were released on June 21, 2023. 


Key Observations from 2022 Edition

  • Only 1 in 3 citizens who have a primary care provider can get an appointment within 5 days, and this proportion has been getting worse over time.
  • Despite having a primary care provider, a significant proportion of citizens are using other primary health care services. The 3 services that were used the most are: Pharmacists (36.6% of citizens), Emergency Department (26.6% of citizens), After-Hours Clinic (22.3% of citizens).
  • A larger percentage of citizens are facing barriers in navigating the health care system. 
  • A smaller percentage of citizens are confident in managing their chronic health condition. 

For more information on the 2022 findings, consult our article: Key observations from 2022 edition of Primary Care Survey.