Medical Safety & Global Health

Medical Safety & Global Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2574-0407

44 2039363178

Abstract

Primary Health Care Team and Population Coverage

Rajiv Kumar Gupta and Sunil K Raina

Unprecedented demographic and epidemiological transition have necessitated for a multidisciplinary approach to
the health care. Evidence shows that integrating services among many health providers is a key component for better
health services to the underserved populations who have limited access to health care. In this context, countries like
Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, Canada -all have reported successful experiences with the use of primary health care teams
for the provision of health services. These teams should work as cohesive and well-functioning units in providing care
consummate to the patient needs and preferences. Whatever may be the composition of the primary health care team,
their role in providing preventive, promotive and curative services remains beyond doubt.

Published Date: 2019-02-13; Received Date: 2018-11-16

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