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Dr. Emily Marshall receives 1.2 million dollar Canadian CIHR Project Grant Funding.

Posted by J. Bradford on April 25, 2018 in News

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Marshall, NS Co-Principal Investigator on a recently funded 1.2 million dollar Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant. The Early Practice Patterns Among Early-career Primary Care Physicians and Workforce Planning Implications: A Mixed Methods Study will be conducted in British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

For NS, the grant application was supported by the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), and includes team members from both, as well as inter-professional researchers across Dalhousie University.

Reports of patients’ difficulty finding a primary care provider and accessing primary care services persist though there are more primary care physicians per capita in Canada. Understanding and addressing this apparent gap between growing per-capita physician supply and unmet patient needs for care is an urgent priority for policymakers.

The overarching goal of this project is to inform primary care planning by addressing gaps in existing knowledge about changes within the primary care physician workforce.