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Term: Physician Service Areas (PSA)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


A geographic area that is identified based on where general practitioners (now referred to as family physicians) are providing their services and where residents are receiving services from these physicians. There are 54 PSAs in Manitoba.

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  • Black C, Roos NP, Fransoo R, Martens PJ. Comparative Indicators of Population Health and Health Care use for Manitoba's Regional Health Authorities: A POPULIS Project. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1999. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Roos NP, Fransoo R, Bogdanovic B, Friesen D, Frohlich N, Carriere KC, Patton D, Wall R. Needs-Based Planning for Manitoba's Generalist Physicians . Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, 1996. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Stewart D, Black C, Martens PJ, Peterson S, Friesen D. Assessing the Performance of Rural and Northern Hospitals in Manitoba: A First Look. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2000. [Report] [Summary] (View)
  • Wall RW. Patterns of ambulatory medical care in rural Manitoba: Determinants of utilization and the effect of physician practice-modality. [Dissertation] The University of Manitoba, 1997.(View)

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  • Frohlich N, Carriere KC, Potvin L, Black C. Assessing socioeconomic effects on different sized populations. To weight or not to weight? J Epidemiol Community Health 2001;55(12):913-920. [Abstract] (View)

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