Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2014030
Title: PAIR up for primary care excellence: Perspectives from a primary healthcare provider in Singapore
Authors: Tan, N.C. 
Keywords: Care integration
Policy
Practice transformation
Primary care
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Tan, N.C. (2014). PAIR up for primary care excellence: Perspectives from a primary healthcare provider in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal 55 (3) : 110-116. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2014030
Abstract: Singapore is facing an increasing noncommunicable disease burden due to its ageing population. Singapore's primary healthcare services, provided by both polyclinic physicians and private general practitioners, are available to the public at differential fees for service. The resultant disproportionate patient loads lead to dissatisfaction for both healthcare providers and consumers. This article describes the 'PAIR UP' approach as a potential endeavour to facilitate primary care physicians (PCPs) in public and private sectors to collaborate to deliver enhanced primary care in Singapore. PAIR UP is an acronym referring to Policy, Academic development, Integration of healthcare information system, Research in primary care, Utility and safety evaluation, and Practice transformation. The current healthcare landscape is favourable to test out this multipronged approach. PCPs in both sectors can ride on it and work together synergistically to provide quality primary care in Singapore.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124865
ISSN: 00375675
DOI: 10.11622/smedj.2014030
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