Is patient care improved by integrating different types of primary care service in low- and middle-income countries? Evidence Update, Health Systems Series, March 2007
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
Thie Evidence Update is adapted from Briggs CJ, Garner P. Strategies for integrating primary health services in middle- and low-income countries at the point of delivery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003318. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003318.pub2.
There is not enough evidence to say whether integrating primary healthcare services at the point of delivery improves patient care in low- or middle-income countries.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2