Primary Care and Equity in Health: The Importance to Effectiveness and Equity of Responsiveness to Peoples' Needs

@inproceedings{Starfield2009PrimaryCA,
  title={Primary Care and Equity in Health: The Importance to Effectiveness and Equity of Responsiveness to Peoples' Needs},
  author={Barbara H. Starfield},
  year={2009}
}
A consensus exists that health systems undergirded by primary health care principles achieve better health and greater equity in health than systems with a specialty care orientation. Primary Health Care (as a set of principles and policies) and Primary Care (as a set of clinical functions) are now sufficiently well understood to define their components and facilitate measurement and evaluation. A key component is recognition, by the health system and by clinical practitioners, of the health… CONTINUE READING

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