Patients Offer Alberta Family Physicians Strong Marks for Care

News Release

June 13, 2017

Offer Insights on Non-Medical Enhancement of the Patient Experience

(EDMONTON) Patients express high levels of satisfaction with the care they receive from primary care doctors in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca. In the March 2017 survey, over seven-in-ten (72%) rate their overall last experience with an Alberta primary care doctor as “excellent/very good” (5 or 4 on a 5-point scale).

The results also pointed to several significant “non-medical” impacts on patient satisfaction; chief among them being a patient’s relationship with a family doctor. The survey reveals that patients receiving care from a regular family doctor tend to report higher levels of satisfaction with the experience.

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ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc. is a Canadian-based independent public opinion consultancy, and is the Alberta Medical Association’s research partner in the operation of albertapatients.ca.

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