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Rapid adaptation of a primary care team to respond to COVID-19

Spain - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

Primary care in Spain is considered a strong primary care system in Europe. One of the key elements is multidisciplinary primary care teams. Given the current circumstance, this set-up is challenged and primary care services need to be reorganised quickly to cope with an increased demand, keep care to most vulnerable, protect health professionals and deter the collapse of hospitals.  CASAP, the primary care team serving the population of Castell...

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The resilience of the Spanish health system against the COVID-19 pandemic

Spain - Primary Care & The Corona Pandemic: Stories From Your Countries

A Lancet article of just one week ago and today 39.673 cases, 2.696 deaths...!   Spain, with more than 11 000 cases and 491 deaths as of March 17, 2020, has one of the highest burdens of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide. In response, its government used a royal decree (463/2020) to declare a 15-day national emergency, starting on March 15. Although the Spanish health system has coped well during the 6 weeks since its first case wa...

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