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This volume analyzes how primary care is organized and delivered across European countries, looking at governance, financing and workforce aspects and the breadth of the service profiles. It describes wide national variations in terms of accessibility, continuity and coordination. Relating these differences to health system outcomes, the authors suggest some priority areas for reducing the gap between the ideal and current realities. The study also reviews the growing evidence on the added value of strong primary care for the performance of the health system overall and explores how primary care is challenged by emerging financial constraints, changing health threats and morbidity, workforce developments and the growing possibilities of technology.
Number of Pages: 172
Sub-Genre: Health Care Delivery, Public Health
Series Title: Observatory Studies
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Street Date: September 8, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-9298