The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to present:
Northern Communities Lecture
The Paradox of Primary Care: How Focusing Health Care On the Whole Person Improves the Health of People and Populations
About the lecture
What provides value in the generalist approach to health care is not well understood. Many current efforts to improve care one, disease at a time, risk fragmenting and depersonalising care.
This lecture will examine the paradox that primary care physicians provide less evidence-based disease care than specialists, and yet, health care systems based on primary care have healthier populations, better quality of care, less health inequality, and less health care expense.
The lecture will combine high-level data with on-the-ground observations to paint a picture of the integrating, personalising and prioritising functions of primary care that may be responsible for its added value, in combination with more narrowly-focused care.
About the professor
Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD is a Distinguished University Professor, Gertrude Donnelly Hess, MD Professor of Oncology Research, Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Oncology and Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Professor Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD is a family and public health physician, practising at Neighbourhood Family Practice, a community health centre in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a Scholar at The Institute for Integrative Health and serves as editor for the Annals of Family Medicine. He is currently working on Promoting Health Across Boundaries, and is active in practice-based, multimethod, participatory research and development that aims to understand and improve primary health care and community health. He is a member of the Academy of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.
For a list of Professor Stange's upcoming events click here.