A better understanding of differences in health care usage between different admission classes can help to identify which groups may need more targeted supports to facilitate their use of the health care system. This is increasingly important as Canada increases immigration targets and expands refugee sponsorship programs. This study aims to describe primary care utilization trajectories by admission classes within a ten-year period to identify disparities in access to primary care and primary mental health care. This research will help to better understand primary care utilization among diverse immigrants and refugee groups to help researchers and policymakers identify gaps to equitable access to care. An appendix containing more data tables can be found here.
By: Anjana Aery and Kwame McKenzie