ESPI Project

Description and overall objective of the project

The aim of the present project is to implement and then evaluate, in Quebec, integrated primary care teams (ESPI) to respond to Quebec patients’ needs with respect to the accessibility, quality and efficiency of healthcare services.

To achieve this, teams will be made up of several health professionals (doctors, specialized nurse practitioners, nurse, etc.) who will work together to look after patients.

The primary innovation of ESPI is the central role that nurses will play in managing patient care. ESPI will respond to all patients’ needs, either directly or through referrals to other healthcare resources as required.