Reference of this article: Mora Gandarillas I. Outcomes of a survey on the current situation of Castilla-Leon Primary Care Pediatrics. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2002;4:197-208.
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Objectives: To know the present situation about Primary Care Pediatrics in Castilla-
Methods: Members of the Association of Primary Care Pediatrics in Castilla-Leon distributed
a survey with 54 questions among Primary Care Pediatricians in every Health Area.
The survey collected information about social and professional features, the work centre,
health and surgery planning, a list of services, work timetables, personal relationships and
opinions about several aspects related to our professional activity. It also included a specific
section to be answered by Area Pediatricians.
Results: 85 Pediatricians from 8 of the 9 provinces of Castilla-Leon answered. The
majority were women, they work in urban Health Centres, with 1-3 Pediatricians in every
centre. There are basic material deficiencies in 33% of the cases. The average number of
Health Cards was 1104, with a high level of work pressure. There is also a demand to incorporate
new programs within the list of services. 34% would accept the extension of the
pediatric age up to 16 and an optimum number of Health Cards between 800-1000. They
want to improve their continued training and the involvement of the Health
Administration in it.
Conclusions: The knowledge about current situation of Primary Care Pediatrics in
Castilla-Leon allows us to make proposals to manage and attain a higher level of quality in
Pediatric Care in addition to improve the professional aspects within the circle of our
Keywords● Pediatric Primary Care ● Survey