Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Primary Care Population Database (PCPOP)

The Primary Care Population Database (PCPOP) is a population-level dataset that includes all people in Ontario who are deemed alive and eligible at a given point in time.

The PCPOP dataset includes basic demographic information as well as Primary Care Rostering, which represents information on which physician/group and family health team (FHT) the patient is enrolled or virtually enrolled with.

This dataset includes information on the population of Ontario and of specific geographies who are rostered, or registered with a primary care provider.

Primary Care Provider information is available from the 2009/10 fiscal year through to the 2017/2018 fiscal year, where fiscal years run April 1st to March 31st. Summary data about the proportion of the population with primary care providers was made available as part of the response to an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Applied Health Research Question (AHRQ) submitted to the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU). The data source citation for counts, rates and other figures extracted from the report is: ICES AHRQ Project 2020 0950 055 000.