Conclusion: Is There a Future for Comprehensive Primary Health Care?

Ronald Labonte, David Sanders, Corinne Packer, Nikki Schaay

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    Our global research program on the revitalization of comprehensive primary health care (CPHC) strongly suggests that the answer to our concluding chapter’s title question is “Yes, provided that the sociopolitical context is favourable and visionary leadership is present.” Just as the structured narrative review in Chapter 2 noted that most attempts at CPHC were still partial, the new studies undertaken in our research program (most of which are described in the chapters or the section introductions of this book) provide evidence of PHC that is still somewhat
    fragmented and not yet fulfilling its potential...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRevitalizing Health for All
    Subtitle of host publicationCase Studies of the Struggle for Comprehensive Primary Health Care
    PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9781487513887
    ISBN (Print)9781487521622, 9781487501754
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Primary health care
    • Health care systems
    • Health care access
    • Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC)


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