Newbery S, Malette J. Integration of care in Northern Ontario: Rural health hubs and the patient medical home concept. Can J Rural Med. 2021;26(1):7-13. doi:10.4103/CJRM.CJRM_103_19.
Summary of Findings:
With the recent emergence of Ontario Health Teams and the conclusion of the Rural Health Hub (RHH) pilot project, this paper looks into the philosophy, culture and expectations of rural and remote centres with regard to primary care delivery. In conclusion continuity of care, local integration and healthcare culture reform were cited by participants as the most important aspects of optimisation of primary care in their environments.