Primary-Secondary Care


Pediatric primary care: a medical home for children with disabilities

A group of representatives from the Dutch Government-funded project Voice of the Patient, together with members of EAP’s Rare Diseases and Primary Care Working Groups, visited the ambulatory paediatric clinic of the Health Centre Dr. Adolfa Drolca in Maribor (Slovenia). The main goal of this mission was to exchange information and good practices on early diagnosis of rare and disabling conditions.

The full visit report can be found here.


About us

Primary Care Paediatrics deals with newborns, infants, children and adolescents in out patient or ambulatory settings like public health clinics, health centers and solo or group practices, under the National Health Service system or privately. It includes all aspects of prevention, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation, extending to the somatic, psychoaffective and social sphere, as well as health promotion and advocacy.

Secondary Care Paediatrics is the management of patients with paediatric problems or condition that require an hospital setting for their diagnosis and / or treatment.