oa South African Family Practice - A tale of two conferences : editorial

Volume 50, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



The task of family medicine as the primary health care discipline differs markedly from that of other disciplines. Comprehensive care including ambulatory care in the context of the district health service is important. Family medicine as a discipline is mainly tasked with chronic illness care, preventative care and ambulatory care. Rural health and care in the district hospital are included in the scope of family medicine. Private general practice is an important specific context.

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