Examining the influence of family physician supply on district health system performance in South Africa: An ecological analysis of key health indicators

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An ecological study evaluated the impact of an increase in family physician supply in each district (number per 10 000 population) on key health system performance indicators, key clinical processes and key health outcomes within the district health system (DHS) of South Africa.

Keywords: Family Physicians; Family Medicine; District Health System; Primary Care Doctor Supply

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
Understand why and how this study aimed to evaluate the impact of family physicians within the DHS of South Africa.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. The contribution of family physicians to strengthening primary health care.
  2. The need for evidence of their contribution to the South African DHS.
  3. The study methods employed to study this research question.
  4. The challenge of using the correlational analysis method in answering the research question.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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