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Pediatría Atención Primaria

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GORROTXATEGI GORROTXATEGI, Pedro  and  MIEMBROS DE LA JUNTA DIRECTIVA Y DE LAS ASOCIACIONES FEDERADAS DE LA AEPAP et al. Situation of the Primary Care Pediatrics in Spain in 2018. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.79, pp.e89-e104. ISSN 1139-7632.


the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics (AEPap) wants to know the percentage of primary care paediatrics (PAP) places in public health services occupied by non-specialists in Pediatrics and their Specific Areas (PSA), the working conditions of the same and the number of professionals who are next to retirement. For this, a survey has been carried out among the members of the autonomous associations that make up the association.


data of 90% of the PAP places have been obtained. The percentage of places at the national level not occupied by specialists in PSA is 25.1% (IC 95: 24,1 a 26,4%), there is a lot of variability among regions and provinces, ranging from 48.97% in the Balearic Islands to 0% in La Rioja. With data on the age obtained from 47% of the places, a quarter of the pediatricians are over 60 years old and 40% are more than 55. Regarding the hours of care, with data collected from 72,1% of the places, a 42,2% of the PAP works in the mornings, 29,9% in the morning and one evening per week and 27,8% in a higher percentage of evenings.


there is a deficit of PAP and a forecast that this deficit will increase. The health authorities have to make an effort in the MIR training and they have to make PAP seats more attractive for new specialists, favoring training, research and decreasing 30% of exclusive or predominant evening schedules.

Keywords : Pediatrics; Primary Health Care.

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