Research in the family practice setting can make unique contributions to our understanding of health, illness and disease at the level of the individual patient as well as the population.
In November 1990 a family practice research network (SASPREN) was established in South Africa.
The network consists of sentinel practitioners who have volunteered to provide information on patients seen in their practices.
This article describes the development of the network, focusing particularly on its accomplishments in the first 3 years.
It is hoped that SASPREN will help overcome some of the obstacles to research encountered by family doctors and ultimately improve the care of patients in the community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réseau, Recherche, Médecin généraliste, Description, Obstacle, Pratique professionnelle, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Médecin de famille, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Network, Research, General practitioner, Description, Obstacle, Professional practice, Human, South Africa, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0214504
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199608.