60 years of the National Health Service: Review of primary health care in the United Kingdom and its possible relevance to China
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AbstractThe primary-care-led National Health Service in the United Kingdom (UK) includes the key features of general practice - continuous, comprehensive personal care delivered over an extended period. General practitioners orchestrate the activities of the many individuals and agencies involved in the care of patients with chronic disease, and contribute to a more cost effective health care system. Teaching and research in general practice also need to be established to maintain knowledge and standards of practice. The development of strong primary health care with well trained general practitioners linking the achievement of clinical standards to remuneration, provision of a wider range of services for patients through strong team work, and the provision of good accessible services will help to minimise the problem of health inequality as the hospital services move towards a market system in mainland China. This review of UK primary health care and the academic development of general practice may act as useful reference for the development of community based health services in mainland China.
All Author(s) ListJones R., Lee A.
Journal nameHong Kong Practitioner
Volume Number30
Issue Number3
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages144 - 151
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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