Attitudes of doctors to the Alma Ata recommendations in Sri Lanka
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

A detailed postal questionnaire was sent to 400 general practitioners, hospital doctors, and Ayurvedic practitioners in Sri Lanka as part of a wider study to investigate the delivery of primary medical care. The responses to questions that were related to the Alma Ata recommendations, which aim at providing "health for all by the year 2000," and the perceived health needs of the population are reported. Basic sanitation, clean water, adequate nutrition, and improved health education were considered to be the most important needs. When asked to suggest one change in health care 30% of the doctors recommended the integration of primary and secondary care services.

Author(s): 
Varnam, M. A.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Br Med J (Clin Res Ed)
Publication Date: 
Nov 15, 1986
Publication Year: 
1986
Pages: 
1281-1282
Volume: 
293
Issue: 
6557
ISSN: 
0267-0623
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 3096468 PMCID: PMC1342116

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. A. Varnam. Nov 15, 1986. "Attitudes of doctors to the Alma Ata recommendations in Sri Lanka." British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.) 293: 6557: 1281-1282.

Wikipedia Citation

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