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Primary care in Baltic countries: A comparison of progress and present systems

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  • Põlluste, Kaja
  • Kasiulevičius, Vytautas
  • Veide, Sarmite
  • Kringos, Dionne Sofia
  • Boerma, Wienke
  • Lember, Margus

Abstract

This study aims to compare the organisation of primary care (PC) systems in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, focusing on the structure and process of service delivery, and to discuss the suitability of the PHAMEU instrument for international comparison of PC systems.

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  • Põlluste, Kaja & Kasiulevičius, Vytautas & Veide, Sarmite & Kringos, Dionne Sofia & Boerma, Wienke & Lember, Margus, 2013. "Primary care in Baltic countries: A comparison of progress and present systems," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 109(2), pages 122-130.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:109:y:2013:i:2:p:122-130
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.08.015
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