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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


DIAZ NOVAS, José; GALLEGO MACHADO, Bárbara  and  DURAN CORTINA, Maricel. Characterization of the family physician. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

The difficulties existing to define and characterize the family physician are exposed, and a group of principles, abilities and attributes of this profesional, as well as the elements common to many definitions of family medicine are related. It is stated that the continuity in the attention may be the central element in the characterization of the family physician.

Keywords : Family physician; family medicine; continued attention.

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