Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut - 2017 : health care services - Nunavut.: FA3-123/2017E-PDF

"Delivering health care services in Nunavut is challenging for several reasons—size of the territory, dispersion of the small population, weather, and reliance on air transportation. The territory’s 25 communities are isolated and spread across the largest territory or province in Canada. Many of Nunavut’s health care personnel—especially nurses and physicians—are from outside the territory. Some nurses are drawn to Nunavut by the increased levels of autonomy and opportunities to perform more medical functions compared with working in southern Canada. Others also come to experience Nunavut’s Inuit culture and way of life. This audit examined whether the Department of Health adequately managed and supported selected health care personnel who deliver services in local and regional health centres in Nunavut. We looked at orientation and training, quality assurance and continuous improvement processes, the management of safety risks facing staff in health centres, and the recruitment of health care personnel. We focused mainly on those involved in providing primary and emergency care: supervisors of health programs, community health nurses, clerk interpreters, and staff responsible for taking X-rays. We also looked at the planning and resourcing of services provided at health centres, particularly in relation to community health nurses and physicians”--Provided by publisher.

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Department/Agency Canada. Office of the Auditor General.
Title Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut - 2017 : health care services - Nunavut.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French], [Inuktitut]
Format Electronic
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Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Rapport du vérificateur général du Canadaà l’Assemblée législative du Nunavut - 2017 : les services de soins de santé - Nunavut.
Cover title.
"Michael Ferguson, CPA, CA, FCA (New Brunswick); Ottawa, 7 March 2017"--p. [iii].
Issued also in print format.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Office of the Auditor General of Canada, c2017.
Author / Contributor Ferguson, Michael M.
Description v, 35 p. : col. ill., map
ISBN 978-0-660-07540-2
Catalogue number
  • FA3-123/2017E-PDF
Subject terms Territories, Health care system, Audit

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