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Vol. 21 - Num. 81

AEPap | Opinion

Which are the measurements that strengthen and which are the ones that weaken the Primary Care Pediatrics? Stance of the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics

Pedro Gorrotxategi Gorrotxategia, Concepción Sánchez Pinab, Carmen Rosa Rodríguez Fernández-Olivac, Carmen Villaizán Pérezd, Eva Suárez Vicente, M.ª Dolores Cantarero Vallejof, Narcisa Palomino Urdag, César García Verah

aPediatra. CS Pasaia San Pedro. Pasajes. Guipúzcoa. España.
bPediatra. CS de San Andrés. Madrid. España.
cPediatra. CS La Cuesta. Tenerife. España.
dPediatra. CS Sonseca. Toledo. España.
ePediatra. CS. Burriana II. Burriana. Castellón. España.
fPediatra. CS de Illescas . Toledo. España.
gPediatra. CS Salvador Caballero. Granada. España.
hPediatra. CS José Ramón Muñoz Fernández. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: P Gorrotxategi. E-mail: pedrojesus.gorrotxategigorrotxategi@osakidetza.eus

Reference of this article: Gorrotxategi Gorrotxategi P, Sánchez Pina C, Rodríguez Fernández-Oliva CR, Villaizán Pérez C, Suárez Vicent E, Cantarero Vallejo MD, et al. Which are the measurements that strengthen and which are the ones that weaken the Primary Care Pediatrics? Stance of the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2019;21:87-93.

Published in Internet: 22-03-2019

Abstract

Introduction: the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics (SAPCP) had wanted to know the repercussions that some proposals that are being made from different institutions could have on the continuity of primary care pediatrics.

Analysis performed: the SAPCP and the professional working group have analyzed six proposals to see if they strengthen or weaken Primary Care Pediatrics. The proposals that have been analyzed are: 1) prolongation of the pediatric age in primary care; 2) prolongation of the duration of the specialty of Pediatrics and its Specific Areas; 3) adjustment of professional opportunities; 4) adaptation of the number of individual health cards; 5) increase in Internal medical residents of pediatrics, and 6) maintenance of differentiated oppositions of Pediatrics of Primary Care and facultative specialist of Area of Pediatrics.

Conclusions: the prolongation of the pediatric age in primary care from 14 to 18 years and the prolongation of the duration of the specialty of Pediatrics and its Specific Areas would be detrimental for the continuity of Primary Care Pediatrics.

Keywords

Paediatrics Primary Care Strengths Weaknesses

 

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