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Table 5 Suite of primary health care core services specified at the Alma-Ata conference [23] and the demarcations they address

From: What primary health care services should residents of rural and remote Australia be able to access? A systematic review of “core” primary health care services

Core service Demarcations addressed
1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 4.1 4.2 5.1 5.2 6.1 6.2 6.3
1. Education concerning prevailing health problems and the methods of preventing and controlling them X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2. Promotion of food supply and proper nutrition   X X X X X X X X X X   X X X X X X
3. An adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation X X X X X X X X X X X   X X X X X X
4. Maternal and child health care, including family planning X X X X X X X X   X   X X X X X X X
5. Immunization against the major infectious diseases   X X X   X X X X X X   X    X X  
6. Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases   X X X X X X X X X X   X X X X   
7. Appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries X   X X    X X X X X X   X   X   X
8. Provision of essential drugs X X X X X X X X X X X X   X X X X X