Published: 3 November 2022
Author(s): Marco Montagna, Nuccia Morici, Tobias Tritschler, Patrizia Rovere Querini
Issue: March 2023
Section: Letter to the Editor

great debate is ongoing in Italy and in other countries about the challenges faced by primary care, among which its reduced efficacy and lack of workforce turnover [1–3]. Some even envisage “the end of the family doctor” [4]. As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization defines primary care as “the most equitable, effective, and cost-effective way to enhance the health of populations” and fosters an integrated and synergistic approach between primary care and hospital/secondary care, a view that we totally support [5–7].


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