Learn About Newfoundland and Labrador Health Plans
Newfoundland and Labrador is the second least populated Canadian provinces. According to the 2016 population estimate, it has a population of 528, 448. The province is located in the Atlantic region of Canada and it is made up of the Island of Newfoundland and the mainland of Labrador. Majority of the residents live on the island of Newfoundland and neighboring islands, about 92%. Newfoundland was formerly a colony of the United Kingdom but it became a Canadian province on March 31, 1949.
Report from the Canadian Institute of Health Information for 2016-2017 revealed that about 14.2% of Newfoundland long-term care residents are in physical restraints. The statistic is high, especially when compared with the rest of Canada, which is just 6.5%.
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