Should the resident in Paediatrics be trained in Primary Care Centres? Why? A survey to paediatricians and residents in Valencia
J Boscà Berga, S Moreno Moreno, R Hueso Pinazo, HR Hernández Roqueme, V Orozco Cañas, JM Castro Elena, R Ascorbe Salcedo, A Vila Zamora, A Blas Ferrer, B Sánchez Vaquero, Esther Apolinar Valienteb, F Oliver Jiménez, C Martínez Serrano, M Brezmes Raposo, M.ª José San Miguel Muñozc, F Morcillo Sopena, A Gutiérrez Laso, Grupo de Docencia de la AVALPap
cPediatra. CS Paterna. Valencia. España.
Reference of this article: Boscà Berga J, Moreno Moreno S, Hueso Pinazo R, Hernández Roqueme HR, Orozco Cañas V, Castro Elena JM, et al. Should the resident in Paediatrics be trained in Primary Care Centres? Why? A survey to paediatricians and residents in Valencia. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2006;8:223-33.
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Introduction and objectives: considering that the resident physician in the specialty of
pediatrics in Valencia never trains in Pediatric Primary Care centers and that he does not receive
any preparation in child care nor in aspects as preventive care and promotion of good
habits in healthy children or the treatment of ill children who do not need hospitalization,
our intention is to find out if residents should be trained in Pediatric Primary Care, according
to the opinion of pediatricians and residents in pediatrics.
Material and methods: for this reason, an anonymous survey was carried out directed to
all pediatricians who lend Primary Care in the city of Valencia and to all pediatricians and residents
in pediatrics who give hospital care in the Hospital La Fe. The questions were: Do you
think that a pediatric resident should train ?additionally? in an accredited primary health care
center in order to complete his training? Why?
Results: a percentage of 44.7% answered. Eighty-six per cent answered yes, 13% no and
1% blank. Affirmative responses were from 90% of the paediatricians (95% primary care paediatricians
and 85% hospital care paediatricians) and 50% of the residents. Those surveyed responded
to the second part of the question giving their opinion on the motives in favour of Paediatric
Primary Care training. 29% offered ideas for the resident training program, too the 13%
against Paediatric Primary Care training, that justified with their opinions.
Conclusions: 86% say the resident should be trained in Paediatric Primary Care and
17% recommends more than four years for training in Paediatrics.
Keywords● Primary Care