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Tipping the Balance Towards Primary Health Care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 29 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1146
  1. Chris Silagy

    Ed Tom Rathwell, Joana Godinho, Marjorie Gott Avebury, pounds sterling35, pp 235 ISBN 1 85628 941 9

    Health care in the 1970s and early 1980s was characterised by the growth of high tech hospital medicine. However, the current decade has seen the pendulum swing back towards a renewed emphasis on a strong primary health care sector. The WHO resolution “Health for All by the Year 2000” in 1977 was followed closely by the now famous Alma Ata declaration, which sought to foster a broad based primary health care approach encompassing concepts of multidisciplinary teamwork with strong community participation.

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