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Past Newsletters Winter 2003/2004

Facts and Figures From the Eskasoni Community Health Centre
(1997 to 2001)

Visits by Eskasoni residents to the outpatient/emergency department at the regional hospital have declined by 40%
Frequency of visits to family doctors has been reduced from a high of 11 patient visits per year to 4 visits per year
Savings of over $200,000 have been achieved in the Medical Transportation budget
96% of all pregnancies were followed from prenatal care through delivery and post-natal care involving an Eskasoni family doctor and community health nurse (70-80 births annually)
Referrals from local family doctors to the team nutritionist/health educator for diabetic management have increased 850%
73% of patients at the Eskasoni Health Centre report obtaining an appointment with their family doctor within 24 hours or less; 90% secure an appointment within 48 hours.
89% of patients believe that the quality of health services has improved compared to five years ago.
We achieved a 56% reduction in prescription of benzodiazeoines over 24 months of study

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