Primary care in remote communities in northern Canada is delivered primarily by nurses who receive clinical support from physicians in regional centres and the air ambulance system. The objective of this study was to design and implement a survey for primary care providers to identify issues relating to interprofessional communication, clinical support and patient evacuation.

Analysis of the data is available in the following article: Assessing clinical support and interprofessional interactions among front-line primary care providers in remote communities in northern Canada: a pilot study.

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Lead: Kue Young, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

This study was conducted in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut, Government of Northwest Territories, and the Registered Nursing Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.