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Managing the Primary Care of the Future: Evidence, Gaps, and Desiderata from Italy 

Author(s): Federica Segato, Cristina Masella

Citation: Federica Segato, Cristina Masella, (2018)" Managing the Primary Care of the Future: Evidence, Gaps, and Desiderata from Italy  ," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 19, Iss. 1, pp. 35-44

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


The demand for care is changing toward more primary care oriented needs. Hence, General
Practitioners (GPs) need to redesign their practice, but they do not necessarily know how. The aim of this paper is to understand which competences GPs need in the new healthcare settings. Referring to the competences identified by Bohmer (2010), we performed 16 in-depth interviews with GPs, nurses and assistants working in Italian primary care organizations. The results showed that most competences are at an immature stage of development and some are a prerogative for nurses and
assistants. These findings call for actions by the policy makers.