Ruth Wilson, WONCA North America region president (Canada, pictured at left) and Amanda Howe, WONCA president (UK, pictured at right), write this month’s policy bite.
We know the importance of strong primary care as a key component of a high performing health care system. However the terms “primary care” and “primary health care” are often used loosely, and there is a need to define and characterise good primary care. Here are eight principles of primary care, recently endorsed by many primary care and family medicine organizations in North America, for consideration. ….more