Local healthcare caters to healthcare needs that are:
• common among the general population
How do we develop local healthcare?
• recurring often for the individual
• reasonably able to be carried out locally in regard to public financing.
Examples of development in local healthcare are team care for the elderly which is created through cooperation between healthcare centers, geriatric or advanced home healthcare and the municipality’s home services, or when a team for children with symptoms of apathy is created through cooperation between BUP, adult psychiatry, pediatrics and advanced home healthcare.
It may also involve cooperation in creating new organisational structures such as family centers and local outpatient emergency clinics.