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Descriptor in English: Primary Health Care
Descriptor in Spanish: Atención Primaria de Salud
Descriptor in Portuguese: Atenção Primária à Saúde
Descriptor in French: Soins de santé primaires
Entry term(s): Care, Primary
Care, Primary Health
Health Care, Primary
Healthcare, Primary
Primary Care
Primary Healthcare
Tree number(s): N04.590.233.727
SP2.001.002
SP2.016.122.107
SP4.002.130
Scope note: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Annotation: IM
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 74(72)
See also the descriptors: Basic Health Services DeCS
DeCS UI: 11756
Descriptor UI: D011320
Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Primary Health Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0017576
Scope note Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
Preferred term Primary Health Care
Entry term(s) Care, Primary
Care, Primary Health
Health Care, Primary
Healthcare, Primary
Primary Care
Primary Healthcare



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