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Vol. 4 - Num. 14

Organization, Administration and Management

Outcomes of a survey on the current situation of Castilla-Leon Primary Care Pediatrics

Isabel Mora Gandarillasa

aPediatra. CS Infiesto. Grupo de Vías Respiratorias de la AEPap. Asturias. España.

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.

Published in Internet: 30-06-2002

Abstract

Objectives: To know the present situation about Primary Care Pediatrics in Castilla- Leon. 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 Health Sector.

Keywords

Data Collection Pediatric Primary Care

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