QUALICOPC (Quality and Costs of Primary Care) Canada: A focus on the aspects of primary care most highly rated by current patients of primary care practices.


This Pan-Canadian report, partially funded and published by CFHI, describes patient and physician perspectives regarding current performance of primary care in each province based on data collected as part of the Quality and Costs of Primary Care (QUALICOPC) study. The QUALICOPC study is an international study of quality and costs of primary care in 34 countries. This report describes results from the data collected in Canada.

Results from across Canada suggest that patients visiting primary care practices had predominantly positive experiences with the care they received, specifically on those aspects of primary care that were found to be most important to respondents of the patient values survey. For each of these aspects, between 92% and 99% of all patients surveyed reported positive experiences.