The Public Health System of the Aragón Autonomous Community of Spain (SALUD) is responsible for healthcare delivery to 1.34 million inhabitants in the Arago?n region in northern Spain. With an annual budget of 1.8 billion Euro in 2010, SALUD covers a geographical area of 47,719 km2. SALUD, through its hospitals, health centres and specialties, offers users a comprehensive portfolio of services:
- Primary Care
- Specialty Care
- Chronically Dependent Care (Skilled Nursing)
- Mental Health Care
- Emergency Care and Emergency
- Public Health
- Pharmaceutical Benefits, Orthoprosthetic, Dietary Products and Health Transport
- The public health system is divided into eight geographical “sectors”, each centred on a reference hospital.
- The health district is the basic territorial framework for the provision of primary health care and direct access of the population, with the ability to provide ongoing support - integral, permanent and accessible:
- 124 Primary Care Centres
- 990 Primary Care Physicians
- 167 Paediatric Physicians
- 933 Primary Care Nurses
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