Spanish primary care issues call to sustain quality and capacity
This article was originally published in Clinica
Spanish primary care handles more than 300 million initial consultations per year. Secondary care handles 68 million, and there are some 4.9 million hospital admissions annually. So claims the national society for family and community medicine (semFYC), in support of calls for better clinical and technical training of general practitioners. This is necessary, it argues, in order to sustain primary care's capacity to complete the management of the cases it receives – currently, 90% of cases. The issue is a central theme of the second national conference on family medicine and training, due to take place in Valencia, in October.