The Nova Scotia government says 2,226 Nova Scotians found a family doctor in July, thanks to the Patient Attachment Incentive Trust.
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The program was announced earlier this year and offers doctors a one-time payment of $150 for every new patient they take on.
According to recent data on the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s website, nearly 55,000 Nova Scotians are currently on the wait list for a family doctor.
Since April 1, the province says, 1,436 doctors from across Nova Scotia have submitted claims through the Patient Attachment Incentive Trust, taking on a total of 7,536 new patients.
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