Primary Care is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. Primary Health care is one of the first levels of contact of individuals, families, & community with the national health system in many countries. It is a way of achieving health for all. It should be conceived as an integral part of any countryâs plan for socioeconomic development. Daboul MW Primary Health Care and Family Medicine.
âPrimary health care (PHC) is regarded as the first element of a continuing health care process. It acts as a bridge between community and national health system. According to World Health Organization (WHO) Alma-Ata declaration of 1978, primary health care is defined as, âEssential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technologyâ, made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation, and at a cost that the community and country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development, in the spirit of self-reliance and self-determination. Primary health care should be the central focus of a health care systemâ. The adoption and use of electronic health records and e-learning is one of the major advancements in the field of general practice. Asan O, Dynamic Comparison of Physiciansâ Interaction Style with Electronic Health Records in Primary Care Settings.
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