• Service: Advisory
  • Industry: Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Case study, White paper
  • Date: 4/7/2014

The primary care paradox - New designs and models 

Primary care has a paradoxical problem.

While it is, undoubtedly, a crucial part of any strategic solution for sustainable healthcare around the world, doubt is often cast on its capacity and capability to effect large scale change.

To wrestle with this paradox and reflect on what works, KPMG, in association with the Nuffield Trust, gathered an international symposium of expert primary care practitioners to debate the future of primary and the health and societal challenges facing European nations.
The primary care paradox - New designs and models
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Capturing the results of these discussions, The primary care paradox – New designs and models finds that leading edge practitioners are enhancing care by transforming organisation models and delivering both health and social care.

The report also identifies four new design principles – access and continuity, patients and populations, information and outcomes and management and accountability – that may help frame future developments.