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Primary health care of Malta

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DOI: 10.25236/emcs.2018.087


Sun Xiaoyan

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Sun Xiaoyan


Primary health care is provided by the state health service and by private general practitioners. These two systems of general practice function independently of one another. It is estimated that the private sector accounts for about two thirds of the workload in primary health care. General practitioners (GPs) in public service are allowed to carry out private practice. The public primary care services are provided from nine health centres, eight in Malta and one in Gozo. There are also a number of peripheral district clinics in 47 town and villages which open for set times on set days on the week. Over time the management of the peripheral clinics is now being passed on to local governments.


Primary Health care, General practitioner, Private primary health care