Primary care in Spain is underfunded and unattractive, says report

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 03 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2508
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. 1Madrid

Primary care in Spain is suffering from the double indignity of being underfunded and overlooked by health professionals and patients, says a joint report from public health specialists and groups representing primary care doctors and nurses.

The report, from the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SESPAS), is the first joint analysis by a collaboration of the country’s three societies of primary care physicians (SEMFyC, SEMERGEN, and SEMG) and the society of primary care nurses (Asociación de Enfermería Comunitaria). It consists of 24 articles by 68 experts and is published as a supplement of the journal Gaceta Sanitaria (2012;26(suppl 1)). …

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