Physiotherapy project of the GP’s cluster model program in Hungary
In addition to rehabilitation tasks in the specialised care physiotherapists’ competences cover health promotion services as well. Therefore their work could be easily incorporated into public health focused care. The majority of GPs work in patient care or referral to specialized care and spend much less time on diverse preventive activities. Nowadays the weakness of the preventive services in primary care is well known and it is no different in Hungary either. GPs’ clusters were established by the intervention activity of the Hungarian government’s health reform in 2012. It was a pilot programme funded by the Swiss-Hungarian Cooperation Programme ‘Public Health Focused Model Programme (PHFMP). The aim of the pilot programme, which is based on the acceptance of the Health 2020 concept, is to improve the general health status of the population, thereby substantially reduce social inequalities in health.