The contribution of family physicians and primary care doctors to community-orientated primary care

South African Family Practice


 
 
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Title The contribution of family physicians and primary care doctors to community-orientated primary care
 
Creator Mash, Robert Gaede, Bernhard Hugo, Johannes F.
 
Subject — primary healthcare; primary care; community orientated primary care; population health management; family physicians; general practitioners; primary care doctors
Description South Africa envisages a community-orientated approach to primary health care (PHC). Family physicians and primary care doctors have important roles to play in leading, implementing, supporting and maintaining community-orientated primary care (COPC). In this article, we define COPC, its key principles and approaches to implementing it in health services. Following this we describe the key competencies expected of family physicians and primary care doctors in leading and supporting its implementation; providing clinical support to the PHC teams and linking these teams to other parts of the health system, other sectors and the community. The required knowledge and skills underlying these competencies are also discussed and some specific tools included.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2021-03-10
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/safp.v63i1.5281
 
Source South African Family Practice; Vol 63, No 1 (2021): Part 1; 5 pages 2078-6204 2078-6190
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5281/6663 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5281/6662 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5281/6664 https://safpj.co.za/index.php/safpj/article/view/5281/6661
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Bob J. Mash, Bernhard Gaede, Johannes (Jannie) F. Hugo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0