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Government says 2,226 Nova Scotians got a family doctor in July

Nova Scotia doctors have taken on 7,536 new patients since April 1, thanks to the Patient Attachment Incentive Trust. Natasha Pace/Global News

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.

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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.

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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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