Policy Document

Primary Healthcare Development Plan 2014-2016

Year

2014

Country

Latvia

Topic

Health

Subtopic

Long-term care

Main implications

The document stresses the importance of the availability of nurses and physician assistants in primary care, also for providing home medical care.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Requirements for its application

The plan does not include the demand side of the services.

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Does not list eligible groups

Criteria for coverage

Does not list criteria for coverage.

Read the Law

Original full text source in native language

Cabinet of Minister Ordinace Nr. 181 (prot. Nr. 23 22. §)

Original full text web source in native language

http://polsis.mk.gov.lv/documents/4735

Comments & Clarifications

The document per se does not address long-term care but provides for developing human resources (second primary care nurses) for providing medical home care.

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Latvian Ministry of Health. "Izvērtējums Sabiedrības veselības pamatnostādņu 2014.–2020" (Evaluation for Development Public Health Strategy 2014-2016). Latvian University, Riga (2014). Available at: http://www.vm.gov.lv/images/userfiles/sab_ves_pamatnost_izvertejums_31_01_14.pdf
Latvian Ministry of Health. "Veselības aprūpes pakalpojumu sniedzēju izvietojuma plāns līdz 2018" (Discussion Document for the Distribution of Healthcare Providers until 2018): 21-22. Available at: http://www.vm.gov.lv/images/userfiles/phoebe/ministrija_sabiedribas_lidzdaliba_ab75e1a6c38b637dc22573d800293aaa/dk_ievads_101212.pdf

Author

Aivita Putnina
University of Latvia

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2015): Policy: "Primary Healthcare Development Plan 2014-2016" (Information provided by Aivita Putnina). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].