Primary care pediatrics vs. family practice: A nonissue

B. Porter

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As in other areas of the world, in Israel there is an ongoing discussion about who should provide primary health care for children-the family physician or a pediatric specialist. Since the problem should be defined in terms of the health needs of the child, and not in terms of the social groupings of the medical profession, a primary care pediatric model, such as that established by the Health Sciences Center of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Ofakim, could serve as a prototype for comparison with family practice clinics to see which is closer to the needs of children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-738
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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