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Orv Hetil. 2012 Sep 2;153(35):1396-400. doi: 10.1556/OH.2012.29440.

[QUALICOPC -- primary care study on quality, costs and equity in European countries: the Hungarian branch].

[Article in Hungarian]

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Debreceni Egyetem, Orvos és Egészségtudományi Centrum, Népegészségügyi Kar Családorvosi és Foglalkozás-egészségügyi Tanszék Debrecen.


The importance of primary care has already been recognized in the developed countries, where the structure and function of primary care is very heterogeneous. In the QUALICOPC study, the costs, quality and equity of primary care systems will be compared in the 34 participating countries. Representative samples of primary care practices were recruited in Hungary. An evaluation with questionnaire was performed in 222 practices on the work circumstances, conditions, competency and financial initiatives. Ten patients in each practice were also questioned by independent fieldworkers. In this work, the methodology and Hungarian experience are described. The final results of the international evaluation will be analyzed and published later. It is expected that data obtained from the QUALICOPC study may prove to be useful in health service planning and may be shared with policy makers.

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