Hospitals and primary health care / Rufino L. Macagba
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Hospitals and health for all : report of a WHO Expert Committee on the Role of Hospitals at the First Referral Level [meeting held in Geneva from 9 to 17 December 1985] WHO Expert Committee on the Role of Hospitals at the First Referral Level; World Health Organization (1987)The report of an expert committee convened to consider ways to strengthen the involvement of hospitals with other components of the health system. Emphasis is placed on interactions at the first referral level, where support from hospital services is regarded as essential to the success of primary health care. The most extensive section considers the role and functions of the hospital within the district health system. Experiences from several countries are used to illustrate different types of health systems and the mutual benefits of hospital ...