Family health in the Americas

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Is family medicine responsive to current health problems and people’s needs?

¿Es la medicina familiar una respuesta a alguno de los problemas actuales en salud y necesidades de las personas?


Family medicine in Chile was initially introduced in the early eighties. From then on, roughly 500 family doctors have been trained in seven universities. The Chilean Family Medicine Society was founded in the early nineties and became a reference point for family doctors, thus setting the stage to position family medicine in the broader national context. Just like in other countries, this has been a arduous task.