The family doctors will have the right to establish the diagnoses for several diseases. It won’t be necessary that the patients be additionally consulted by the specialists as at present given these conditions.
There will be avoided the waiting lines in the medical institutions, fact that delays the detecting of the diseases and the fast initiation of treatments. The modification of the clinical protocols that regulate the medical services granted by the family doctors made this thing possible.
94 clinical protocols were improved of the 122 clinical protocols evaluated by the Ministry of Health. There were included new diseases in documents, diseases As a result, the family doctors won’t be sending the patients to specialists, but directly for the effectuation of medical examinations.
The family doctors will establish the diagnoses and prescribe the treatments based on the analyses’ results.
Liliana Iașan, the vice minister of Health, explained that till present time the patient came to the family doctor, who issued the ticket to the specialist. The doctor sent the patient for investigations. The patient returned to the specialist witht the results of the medical examinations, further being established the diagnosis and prescribed the treatment. This process was stressful for the patient, lasting days or weeks. Namely because of this procedure we deal with those great waiting lines, complained by the patients. This situation favorized the late initiation of the treatment.
The family doctors will send to specialists solely the patients with serious illnesses or complications of the illnesses.
For instance, if we’re talking about a patient with asthma, there will be asked the specialist’s support solely if the illness will resist the treatment. The patient must be compulsorily consulted by a specialist for the diagnosis’ confirmation, the stating and treating of the complications.
Ghenadie Curocichin, the chief of the Family Medicine Department, USMF specified that also by this measure, the specialists will be reduced from the tasks and the number of the patients that are waiting for the sending ticket. Also the seriously ill patients will be granted more time, thing that is to be done. There will be improved the quality of the medical assistance granted to the population.
There are registred almost 10 million visits to specialists annually. The patients go to family doctors exactly so many times. The World Health Organization recommend that 80 % of the patients be diagnosed and treated at the level of primary medical assistance.