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The breadth of primary care: a systematic literature review of its core dimensions

Dionne S Kringos1*, Wienke GW Boerma1, Allen Hutchinson2, Jouke van der Zee14 and Peter P Groenewegen13

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1 NIVEL-Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Otterstraat 114-118, 3500 BN Utrecht, the Netherlands

2 ScHARR-School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA, UK

3 Department of Human Geography, Department of Sociology, University of Utrecht, PO Box 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands

4 Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of International Public Health, University of Maastricht, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands

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BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:65  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-65

Published: 13 March 2010

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Search strategy. The strategy used in the MEDLINE search, which was adapted for use in the other databases.

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Characteristics of included studies. A description of the characteristics of the 85 included studies, including setting, sample size, study description, study focus, and primary care dimension(s) studied.

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Primary care governance. Key findings for primary care governance and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Economics of the primary care system. Key findings for economics of the primary care system and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Primary care workforce development. Key findings for PC workforce development and its relation with PC dimensions and outcomes.

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Access to primary care services. Key findings for access to primary care services and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Continuity of primary care. Key findings for continuity of primary care and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Coordination of primary care. Key findings for coordination of primary care and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Comprehensiveness of primary care services. Key findings for comprehensiveness of primary care services and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Quality of primary care. Key findings for quality of primary care services and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Primary care efficiency. Key findings for primary care efficiency and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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Equity in health. Key findings for equity in health and its relation with primary care dimensions and outcomes.

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