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Primary Healthcare

Learn about patient experience and quality of care in primary care clinics across Alberta. We believe reporting about primary healthcare is important to support transparency, quality improvement and a better understanding of Alberta’s healthcare system.

Starting a conversation

The healthcare system is complex and inter-related. The information about primary healthcare on this website can start conversations that lead to improvement. For example, understanding how patients are using other areas of the healthcare system, like visits to the emergency department for minor conditions, and can inform us about things like how easy it is to access primary healthcare (family doctor availability).

These 15 interactive charts are updated annually (once per year). You can look at the information by Zone (the five Alberta Health Services geographic areas), or compare information between primary care networks.