International Perspectives on Primary Care Research

1st Edition

Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Bob Mash

CRC Press
Published April 25, 2016
Reference - 255 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781785230127 - CAT# K28799
Series: WONCA Family Medicine

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    • Provides an understanding to policy makers, decision makers, funders and others about the importance of primary care research in improving health outcomes
    • Explains why primary care research is vital to inform best practice, train primary health care providers, and achieve equitable distribution of care
    • Offers national perspectives from leaders in 20 countries that form part of the World Organization of Family Doctors
    • Discusses cross-nation collaborations and primary care networks that support research
    • Supports the growing trend for primary care professionals to engage in a greater degree of research


    International Perspectives on Primary Care Research examines how the evidence base from primary care research can strengthen health care services and delivery, tackle the growing burden of disease, improve quality and safety, and increase a person-centred focus to health care.

    Demonstrating the inter-professional nature of the discipline, the book also features a section on cross-nation organisations and primary care networks supporting research. National perspectives are offered from researchers in 20 countries that form part of the World Organization of Family Doctors, providing case histories from research-rich to resource-poor nations that illustrate the range of research development and capacity building.

    This book argues the importance of primary care research, especially to policy makers, decision makers and funders in informing best practice, training primary health care providers and achieving equitable distribution of care.


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