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What are the advantages and disadvantages of restructuring a health care system to be more focused on primary care services ? [publication] /

by World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. Health Evidence Network; Atun, Rifat.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Health Evidence Network reports.Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2004Description: 18 p.SAPHIR theme(s): Systèmes de santéMeSH subject(s): Delivery of Health Care | Primary Health Care | Quality of Health Care | Health Services Accessibility | Cost-Benefit Analysis | Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration | Primary Health Care -- organization & administration | ReviewPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: ReportOnline resources: Date de consultation : 15.02.2008 Summary: This review presents the evidence for the advantages and disadvantages of restructuring a health care system on primary care services. It is based on a rapid but systematic review of key sources of published literature. The evaluation of evidence is complex for a number of reasons, including differing definitions of services, staff and the boundaries between primary and secondary care, changing organizational structures, and an increasing reliance on primary care teams. No studies were found that specifically addressed the advantages of health care systems relying on specialists. [...] [P. 4] Résumé français: http://www.euro.who.int/HEN/Syntheses/primaryvsspecialist/20040115_15?language=French
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This review presents the evidence for the advantages and disadvantages of restructuring a health care system on primary care services. It is based on a rapid but systematic review of key sources of published literature. The evaluation of evidence is complex for a number of reasons, including differing definitions of services, staff and the boundaries between primary and secondary care, changing organizational structures, and an increasing reliance on primary care teams. No studies were found that specifically addressed the advantages of health care systems relying on specialists. [...] [P. 4] Résumé français: http://www.euro.who.int/HEN/Syntheses/primaryvsspecialist/20040115_15?language=French