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primary health care

a basic level of health care that includes programs directed at the promotion of health, early diagnosis of disease or disability, and prevention of disease. Primary health care is provided in an ambulatory facility to limited numbers of people, often those living in a particular geographic area. It includes continuing health care, as provided by a family nurse practitioner.


first; basic.

primary accession
the first contact with the veterinarian by an animal for the particular condition or disease incident that is the cause of the visit.
primary accession practice
a veterinary practice that does most of its work with primary accession cases—not a specialty practice.
primary bile acids
see bile acids.
primary carcinogens
substances that react directly with a specific biological group in living tissue resulting in the development of a neoplasm. They are mostly synthetic compounds or metals.
primary case
the patient which brings the disease into the population.
primary complex of Ranke
in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis is the primary lesion with a similar lesion in the draining lymph node.
primary health care
routine outpatient care.
primary immune response
see humoral immunity.
primary intention healing
see healing by first intention.
primary rumen cycle
primary ruminal tympany
intrinsic to reticuloruminal dysfunction; not secondary to traumatic reticulitis, esophageal obstruction.
primary ruminant gastrointestinal dysfunction
dysfunction intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract of the ruminant; not secondary to dysfunction in some other organ.
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Access to primary health care has surged, from 25 percent of the population in the early 1990s to 93 percent in 2006.
Kidd Achieving Global Health Goals by Strengthening Primary Health Care, Huffington Post October 27, 2015.
Working in partnership with Datix and Health Matrix to implement the new system, and building on the success of the processes already in place for managing incidents and complaints, supports the vision of strengthening all aspects related to health and wellness through primary health care.
The result, after much debate, was the Alma Ata Conference of 1978 where the principles of Primary Health Care were formally defined; 3000 delegates from 134 nations and 67 International NGO's made this the biggest convergence of world leaders in history.
Experience shows that the ability to acquire and use information is fundamental to the successful implementation of primary health care service scheme especially with the adoption of new technologies.
Qatar, like other countries, has many Primary Health Care Centers spread across the country that are designed to help and maintain the wellness of the community by looking after their basic healthcare needs and being the first port of call before being referred on to hospital.
Participants in Case One and Two facilities used a combination of either the Torres Strait Islands Model of Primary Health Care or the Enhanced Model of Primary Health Care and the Interventionist Model of Secondary Health Care, while participants in Case Three facilities used the Interventionist Model of Secondary Health Care almost exclusively.
The study draws mostly from quantitative surveys at the level of primary health care facilities, health care personnel, and households in their vicinity to measure the performance of primary health care providers and the variables driving this performance in the states of Bauchi, Cross River, Kaduna, and Lagos.
With this report entitled Primary Health Care--Now More Than Ever, WHO starts a global conversation on the effectiveness of primary health care as a way of reorienting national health systems.
It was the day on which, 30 years ago, the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care was adopted.
Though Canadians complain about difficulty in gaining access to primary care when they need it, the Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care 2006-2007 indicates that 96% of Canadians aged 18 and older had either a regular medical doctor or a usual place of care.
Writing primarily for scholars in primary health care and those who aspire to enter the field as researchers or teachers, Greenhalgh (Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London) untangles the diverse roots of primary health care, emphasizing that different primary disciplines (such as basic biomedical science, epidemiology, psychology, and sociology) provide different theoretical lenses through which the multifaceted problems of primary care can be studied.

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