Pioneering community-oriented primary care.

@article{Susser1999PioneeringCP,
  title={Pioneering community-oriented primary care.},
  author={Mervyn Susser},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={436-8}
}
  • Mervyn Susser
  • Published 1999 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
This is a retrospective report on the importance of Kark and Cassel's 1952 paper on community-oriented primary care (COPC). In 1978, WHO and UNICEF endorsed COPC. However, the ideas girding and framing this approach had first been given full expression in practice some four decades earlier. In Depression-Era South Africa, Sidney Kark, a leader of the National Department of Health, converted the emergent discipline of social medicine into a unique form of comprehensive practice and established… CONTINUE READING

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