Primary Care in Alberta
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) bring local physicians and other health care professionals together to provide comprehensive patient care to Albertans. PCNs develop solutions to meet the needs of the local community and their health issues. PCNs are created through an agreement between physicians and Alberta Health Services.
Depending on the regional need, a PCN may decide to strengthen the communication between physicians and home care nurses by working together. While another PCN may set up a pallative care program with a team of family doctors and health care professionals to look after patients.
There are now 42 PCNs operating throughout Alberta with more than 3,800 family physicians, and more than 1,100 other health practitioners.
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