Evaluating the performance of South African primary care: a cross-sectional descriptive survey

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 61, issue 3, 2019 , pages: 109–116
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2019.1596666
Author(s): Graham BresickDivision of Family Medicine,, Klaus B von PressentinDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care,, Robert MashDivision of Family Medicine and Primary Care,


Introduction: In 2018 governments reaffirmed their commitment to implementing primary health care (PHC) in the Astana Declaration. South Africa has introduced a number of health reforms to strengthen PHC and enable universal health coverage (UHC). UHC requires access to quality primary care and progress needs to be measured. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of South African primary care using the Primary Care Assessment Tool (PCAT).

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