Table 1

Identified dimensions of PC systems

Dimensions of PC systems

Studied by


Level: PC Structure

Governance of the PC system

[4,13,15,16,21,23,28,36,38,43,46,51,59,63,64,68,74,77,79,82-85,87,96,97]

Economic conditions of the PC system

[4,13,16,18,30,34,38,44,47,54,75,84,90,94]

PC Workforce development

[4,13,16,21,23,31,36,38,46,48,49,51,55,59,72,76,80-83,90]

Level: PC Process

Access to PC services

[4,13,16,19,20,23,25,28,29,38,43,45,46,49,53,54,57,61,65,68,72,75,78,80,82,89,91,95]

Continuity of PC

[4,13,17,19,22,23,27-29,31,35,37,40,42,43,45,48,51,56,60,65-67,69-71,73,80,84,86,88]

Coordination of PC

[4,13,17,18,20,24-26,28,31-33,41-43,45,46,48,50,55,58,65,67,69,71,74,82,84,92-94]

Comprehensiveness of PC

[4,13,23,28,31,45,50,51,62,65,68,71,80,83,84]

Level: PC outcome

Quality of PC

[4,13,16,20,23-26,28,29,32,39,51-54,62,68,72,75,80,82,91]

Efficiency of PC

[18,28,29,38,43,47,54,57,68,72,75,82,91,94]

Equity in health

[28,68,77]


Kringos et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:65   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-65

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