What can we learn from primary care systems accross the nations?
Many countries are struggling to provide “health for all.” Universal access to health care is available to few; most global citizens do not have access to primary health care, or any type of health care. The World Health Organization has been promoting universal primary health care models for decades. Nevertheless, some countries have achieved universal health care, even though many now struggle to maintain it. Other nations, such as the United States, have a health care system based on free market principles and are now cautiously moving towards a more universal model of primary health care. Conversely, some European countries, mainly the Netherlands, have moved to a more free market–driven delivery model.
14:10: Primary care: a comparison across five nations (New Zeeland, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, UK) - Lecture by Wienke Boerma (Senior Researcher, Nivel Instituut, Nederland).
14:50: The Potential of General Practice in deprived areas - Lecture by Graham Watt (Emeritus Professor, General Practice and Primary Care, university of Glasgow, UK).
15:30 - Q&A