Rural district hospitals – essential cogs in the district health system – and primary healthcare re-engineering
The article by Le Roux et al. raises the question why it is so difficult to re-engineer primary healthcare (PHC) and why the results so far have been disappointing. They highlight the critical role of the district hospital as the hub from which all activities in the rural districts should be co-ordinated.
Martin Bac, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jannie Hugo, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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Date published: 2015-09-14
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