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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 330-335

A health care delivery model focusing on development of a cadre of primary care physicians—Recommendations of Organized Medicine Academic Guild


1 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 President, Association of Family Physicians of India and Founder Member Organized Medicine Academic Guild, New Delhi, India
3 Faculty of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
4 Unison Medicare & Research Centre, Alibhai Premji Marg, Grant Road-E, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Emergency Medicine, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India
7 Department of Paediatrics, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Manglore, Karnataka, India
8 Department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College, Manglore, Karnataka, India
9 Sarvoday Hospital, Bokaro, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R.P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_31_19

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Organized medicine is the academic guild of professional medical organizations in India. It was founded at the annual conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (PEDICON) on January 7, 2018. Organized medicine is constituted by leading professional medical organizations and mandated to support the sustainability of health agenda of the Government of India. A group of experts on behalf of Organized Medicine Academic Guild (OMAG) of India was constituted to facilitate adequate theories and models on how to make primary care integral to participation of people and intersectoral collaboration in equitable delivery of health care. A subtle, flexible, and comprehensive approach instead of a “compartmentalized existing in silos” approach is likely to be needed. This paper is a formal recommendation on behalf of OMAG with an aspiration to deliver to the people of India, what they need, focusing on discrete objectives with long-term plans.


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