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Health Policy Developments 11. Focus on Primary Care, Appropriateness and Transparency, National Strategies.
Blum K, Busse R
Bertelsmann Stiftung |
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The spotlight of Health Policy Developments 11 is
on primary care. Thirty years after Alma-Ata, the WHO´s declaration
on primary care has lost none of its relevance. Hopes are high,
realization a real challenge: Ideally, primary care overcomes the
divide between the outpatient and inpatient sectors and crosses the
line to other medical specialities by integrating services and
providers. Its structured coordination with care support systems
inside and outside the health sector and a clear focus on prevention
and support for self-management are already key components of primary
care in a number of developed countries.
In this publication, we present the latest developments in this highly dynamic area as well as innovations in quality assessment and transparency, patient information and health technology assessment.