n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data suppressed due to confidentiality requirements and/or small sample size

About this Table

Content and description

Data about the delivery of health services in New Brunswick and the interactions citizens have with these services.

Health services reported include: family doctors, nurse practitioners, after-hours or walk-in clinics, community health centres, Tele-Care 811, hospital emergency departments, ambulance services and pharmacists.

Topics include: having or not having a primary care provider, where citizens go most often when they are sick, barriers in getting health care, wait times, visits to providers or health centres, nature of communication with primary care providers and language of service, safety and rating of the experience with the services received.

Why it is important

By better understanding the quality of the delivery of health services throughout the province, we can better understand the care models in place, and the dynamics that can influence access and the variability of the quality of health services around the province.

Availability of the data

The information for this data table is available at different geographical levels as well as by demographic groups. More information is available on our Primary Health Survey page.

Note about 2020 data

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, the 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. Some indicators had to be suppressed in the 2020 edition as part of this process. Despite these analyses, users are advised to use the 2020 data with caution, especially when creating estimates for small sub-populations or when comparing it to other PHS editions.