Published: 3 April 2019
Author(s): Alessandro Colombo, Giulia Parisi
Issue: April 2019
Section: Letter to the Editor

The role and identity of the general practitioner (GP) in the frame of primary care have significantly changed. The article of Livio Garattini and Anna Padula [1] compares the main traditional characteristics and recent tendencies of primary care in the English and Italian National Health Services. Through a comparative analysis the authors ask for more patient-centered primary care, recommending an holistic approach to patients and full access to services. Continuing the debate opened by these authors we emphasize once more the need to think over a person-centered model of primary care, reporting also some considerations that emerged from a recent survey conducted by the Social Healthcare Academy, PoliS Lombardia, Regional Institute for Policy Support.

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