SH/8/1 Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme

“Public Health Focused Model Programme for Organising Primary Care Services Backed by a Virtual Care Service Centre”

About the Programme

The model program has transformed the local primary health care in two main respects. First, it considerably enhanced the public health, health promotion and prevention competencies of primary care by the involvement of qualified health professionals, including physiotherapists, health psychologists, dieticians and public health experts. The employment of roma health mediators can also be considered a key component of the intervention. Second, the single handed GPs, which is the typical operational form of the provision of family doctors services in Hungary, were functionally integrated into group practices with shared working processes and patient data, enhanced collaboration with other service providers, as well as by the introduction of innovative IT solutions, altering the overall attitude of GPs.

Final Report (pdf)

Organizations contributing to the preparation of the report

  • Semmelweis University, Health Servces Management Training Centre (HSMTC),
  • University of Debrecen, faculty of Public Health
  • University of Szeged
  • University of Pécs
  • Association of Hungarian Health Visitors
  • National Institute for Health Developement
  • National Health Insurence Fund of Hungary

HSMTC contact

Name: Eszter Sinkó
Phone: +36 1 488 7602

Name: Katalin Dózsa
Phone: +36-20/498-8287