As of the end of November this year, more than 95% of the cities in the country had contracted for family doctors. More than 500 million people had their own family doctors, with a population coverage rate of over 35% and a key population coverage rate of over 65%. Experts said that this shows that China is pushing to change the grassroots service model and turn intermittent services into continuous and responsible health management.
"Family doctor contract service is an important part of the graded diagnosis and treatment system." Liu Liqun, deputy inspector of the Primary Health Department of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said that through the family doctor contract service, a stable service relationship between the residents and the family doctor team was established. Aging, changes in the disease spectrum, and building a close and harmonious relationship between doctors and patients are essential. At the same time, it also plays an important role in promoting the construction of a healthy China.
It is understood that the current method of encouraging family doctors to sign services has been put on the agenda as a national strategy, and the construction of the family doctor team has also become an important strategic task. In 2016, the State Council Medical Reform Office, the National Health and Family Planning Commission and other seven departments jointly issued the "Guiding Opinions on Promoting Family Doctor Contract Services". According to the "Guiding Opinions," the coverage rate of family doctor contract services in China will reach 30% in 2017. 60%; Today, China has completed this target.
"At present, there are family doctors in China, but there is still a lot of distance from the real health care in developed countries. The existing family doctors have contracted services for gold content and residents' recognition is not very high." Department of Macroeconomic Research, Development Research Center of the State Council Associate researcher Jiang Yu said, "More importantly, China's grassroots service supply capacity, especially the team of general practitioners, is still very scarce, which directly affects the development of the family doctor contract service system."
People in the industry believe that with the development of society and the improvement of living standards, the people's demand for health is increasing, and the people's expectations for family doctors are increasing, and the requirements are getting higher and higher. Although the family doctor system in China has achieved initial results, the number and capacity of family doctors and general practitioners are still insufficient. The family doctor system still needs to be improved, and the future coverage of family doctor contracting needs to continue to expand.
In response to the problem that the family doctor contract service is still in its infancy and the primary service supply capacity is lacking, Liu Liqun said that in the next step, China will expand the scope of family doctor contract service, focusing on the construction of contract service content and service standards, and let the people sign If you are willing to sign a contract, you can sign a contract, which truly achieves the purpose of signing a service. In addition, the “Chinese Family Doctors Union”, which aims to allow medical workers in remote areas to receive high-level medical and health training and support services and effectively improve professionalism and family doctors ’service capabilities, was recently established in Beijing and will provide relevant policy guidance for members of the alliance , Industry information, and use advanced technology and ideas to promote the academic development of family doctors.
Source: Sogou News