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Table 1 Percentage of PHC organizations with specific organizational characteristics by type, 2005 and 2010

From: The impact of primary healthcare reform on equity of utilization of services in the province of Quebec: a 2003–2010 follow-up

Organizational characteristics   FMG-NCa (N = 16) FMGb (N = 86) NCc (N = 17) LCSCd,e (N = 40) Group practicee (N = 208) Solo practicee (N = 172)
   2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%) 2005 (%) 2010 (%)
Presence of nurses Yes 77.8 100 66.3 83.7 70.6 94.1 97.5 97.5 23.1 27.9 13.4 18.6
Presence of specialists and/or other health professionals in the same building Yes 88.9 100 90.7 79.0 94.1 88.2 85.0 90.0 86.6 76.4 58.2 44.1
Information technologies used in the practice At least one 83.3 94.4 81.4 90.7 70.6 100 92.5 97.5 55.8 66.3 33.1 43.6
Collaboration with other PHC practices Yes 27.8 66.7 61.6 80.2 76.5 76.5 32.5 42.5 42.3 22.6 41.3 24.4
Collaboration with hospitals Yes 50.0 94.4 61.6 74.4 64.7 76.5 57.5 72.5 44.2 37.5 40.1 27.3
Opened on evenings (after 6 PM) and week-ends Yes 88.9 88.9 81.4 80.2 100 94.1 80.0 75.0 69.2 48.6 49.4 36.0
Predominant type of visits in the practice Walk-in visitsf 33.3 16.7 14.0 2.3 64.7 41.2 7.5 7.5 29.3 19.2 10.5 8.7
By-appointment visitsg 22.2 11.1 62.8 57.0 5.9 5.9 77.5 77.5 51.9 58.7 81.4 83.1
Mixedh 44.4 72.2 23.3 40.7 29.4 52.9 15.0 15.0 18.8 22.1 8.1 8.1
  1. aFamily Medicine Group and Network Clinic (double status)
  2. bFamily Medicine Group only
  3. cNetwork Clinic only
  4. dLocal Community Services Centre
  5. eWithout FMG or NC status
  6. f>50 % of all visits are walk-in visits
  7. g≥ 75 % of all visits are by-appointment visits
  8. h26 to 50 % of all visits are walk-in visits