This report contains ten policy recommendations from the council to the government, intended to help the government stay on track as it works to improve the health care system.
The third recommendation is that primary care be the foundation of an integrated health care system. As examples, the report suggests ensuring OHTs facilitate clinician leadership and support strong partnerships with the primary care sector.
The report also includes support and recommendations for wrap-around care, comprehensive care plans, and "providers working in a team environment with access to a full continuum of care for their patients, as well as continued professional development support and resources."
AFHTO is pleased to see the importance of primary care outlined in the second interim report.
The council consulted over 1,500 providers, patients and stakeholders - including AFHTO members - and says it will continue to engage the public on how to improve the health care system as it develops future reports with updates on how these initiatives are improving health care service delivery.