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Care Coordination

Local divisions have implemented a number of programs to improve the coordination of patient care.


  • In-patient care incentives receive enthusiastic welcome

    Four new In-patient Care incentives have been successfully rolled-out across BC since their April 1, 2013 introduction, with support from the province’s 33 divisions of family practice. Network incentives for both assigned and unassigned patients, as well as unassigned patient and enhanced clinical fees, were introduced in response to a concerning trend – physicians relinquishing hospital privileges at a rate of three per cent annually. >

  • Hospital Care Programs

    Five divisions currently run a Hospital Care Program, which is intended to support physicians working in clinical practice with hospitalized patients, and to look after unattached, admitted patients. The program works alongside the doctor on call program. >

  • Home Health Integration in the Fraser Valley

    Integrating health care is a common goal for most regions, but putting the wheels in motion can be a real struggle. By bringing together community doctors with community care providers, one BC health authority is a shining example of how integrating resources can improve health outcomes and save money. >

  • Kootenay Boundary CSC leads the way in methadone therapy for rural communities

    When one of Castlegar’s leading physicians in methadone therapy retired last year, the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice recognized the large hole that would be left in methadone therapy in the community. >

  • Physicians Data Collaborative Launches New Website

    The Physicians Data Collaborative (PDC) has launched its brand new website. The PDC is comprised of members of Divisions of Family Practice from around BC.  The not-for-profit organization works to enable the collaborative use of clinical data to improve patient care. >

  • Partners in Nanaimo come together to discuss opiate use

    After a recent policy change meant that opiate prescriptions for non-cancer pain would no longer be prescribed for use for outside of the emergency department at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, many physicians were left wondering how they could improve their prescribing practices. >

  • Collaboration on Physician Office Integration program closes gaps in care

    In a tight-knit community like Maple Ridge, good news travels fast. Faster than Dr Ken Burns expected. Dr Burns, a family physician and chair of the Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice, had just delivered a healthy baby boy at his local hospital and was eager to share the news with his medical staff. >


  • GPSC Visioning Engagement Update

    Between July and September 30, hundreds of GPs from across BC shared their ideas about the future of primary care. 
    Click here
    to learn more. >

  • Take the Lead

    There’s a right time to lead change. And, that time is now, and it starts with the Leadership and Management Development Program at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. The program is open to physicians who are already in a leadership role within their Division of Family Practice or are planning to be in a leadership role in the near future. >

  • GPSC monthly meeting summary

    Key decision/discussion points from the Ju​ly GPSC meeting>

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