Targeted Incentives for Greater Attachment

  • Working with Doctors Nova Scotia to develop a new payment model that creates conditions for full-time family doctors to increase their patient panels.
  • Improving access to primary care for Nova Scotians waiting for a family doctor, especially in rural areas.

Nova Scotia is fortunate to have the highest number of doctors per capita in Canada. However, we know that there are challenges with respect to patient attachment, specifically in rural areas. A re-elected Rankin Government will work with our partners at Doctors Nova Scotia to develop a new payment model to create better conditions for full-time family doctors to increase their patient panels, improving access to primary care for Nova Scotians waiting for a family doctor.