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Seeking identity in primary care. A survey on GPs trainees in Lombardy

Published:April 03, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2019.03.015
      The role and identity of the general practitioner (GP) in the frame of primary care have significantly changed. The article of Livio Garattini and Anna Padula [
      • Garattini L.
      • Padula A.
      English and Italian national health services: time for more patient-centered primary care?.
      ] compares the main traditional characteristics and recent tendencies of primary care in the English and Italian National Health Services. Through a comparative analysis the authors ask for more patient-centered primary care, recommending an holistic approach to patients and full access to services. Continuing the debate opened by these authors we emphasize once more the need to think over a person-centered model of primary care, reporting also some considerations that emerged from a recent survey conducted by the Social Healthcare Academy, PoliS Lombardia, Regional Institute for Policy Support.

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