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The primary care paradox - New designs and models

The primary care paradox - New designs and models

New designs and models examines sector-wide challenges traditional primary care models face, highlighting the need for innovation and reinvention.

New designs and models examines sector-wide challenges traditional primary care models ...

Primary care has a paradoxical problem. While it is, undoubtedly, a crucial part of any strategic solution for sustainable healthcare around the world, doubt is often cast on its capacity and capability to effect large scale change. To wrestle with this paradox and reflect on what works, KPMG, in association with the Nuffield Trust, gathered an international symposium of expert primary care practitioners to debate the future of primary and the health and societal challenges facing European nations.

Capturing the results of these discussions, The primary care paradox – New designs and models finds that leading edge practitioners are enhancing care by transforming organization models and delivering both health and social care.

The report also identifies four new design principles – access and continuity, patients and populations, information and outcomes and management and accountability – that may help frame future developments.

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Overview: The argument for high quality primary care

Primary care is a vital building block of successful health systems, yet the traditional delivery models have not kept pace with increasing demands.

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Key factors creating a need for change

The rising prevalence of chronic disease due to population aging is focusing attention on the role of health services in prevention.