Little by little, the water is back on its way and there are face-to-face visits to local clinics and health centres, but still well below the target of 80 per cent. The figures for consultations in normal hours by family doctors consulted by Ical show that at the end of the year Attendance was close to 68 percent, 12 points lower than the figure set by CECIL, But it is also true that it is up nearly 13 points from the end of 2021, when it closed with 55.46 per cent. What’s more, if the data is taken back to early 2021, in the midst of a sixth wave of COVID and infections skyrocketing, the recovery is even more significant, because at that time Face-to-face doctor-patient care did not reach 33%, 41% in towns and 26% in cities.
The challenge was not an easy one, with a pandemic and its after effects still latent and at a time when the shortage of doctors in this specialty is becoming more acute. The end result is also weighed down by an increase in home visits involving face-to-face activity, which have moved away fromE represents 1.81 to 2.37 percent. And third, also the benefits of telephone counseling, which is here to stay, and which, beyond its shadow, is streamlining medical counseling for very specific tasks, such as informing patients, test results, prescriptions, and treatments. signs of They reached 31.74 percent in December, while it was 44.51 percent in the same month in 2021.,
If the data is analyzed in the field, it is observed that the growth of face-to-face attendance was increasing both in medical offices and health centres. Thus, at the end of December, LFace-to-face visits in rural areas reached 71.5 percent, up ten points from a year ago. when it closed with 61.4 percent, while those in urban environments grew at a faster rate, representing 48.9 to 64.3 percent, more than 15 points.
In all provinces, face-to-face consultations, the cornerstone of the Medicare Act, are coming out of their dormancy, and they are all over 60 percent. The best results were observed in the health regions of Segovia and León, where they reached 70.47 and 69 percent., at the end of 2022, up from 61.44 and 58.27 percent with which they ended 2021. The regions of Soria, Avila and Salamanca were found along these lines with 68.94 percent, 68.27 and 67.48 percent respectively. In all cases there was an improvement on the previous period’s figures: 59.17 per cent, 58.47 per cent and 56.58 per cent.
for his part, El Bierzo health sector reached 65.66 percent compared to the previous 55.12, And below this figure were Zamora, with 64.77 (54.57 percent in 2021), a figure similar to Valladolid Este with 64.23 percent (46.38 percent).
Meanwhile, in the Valladolid Oeste region, face-to-face consultations represent 61.28 percent, the lowest figure in the regional overall, although it started at 45.63 percent. Palencia also received data below the regional average, 62.87 percent, but increased significantly from 49.48 percent, as did Burgos, which rose from 52.43 percent to 63. .82.
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In all cases, face-to-face consultations gained weight compared to the previous year, to the obvious detriment of telephone ones. The regions of Valladolid were the ones that managed to gain the most ground, growing from 52.07 to 33.8 percent, up to 18.27 points in the case of the former. Telephone service in Valladolid Oeste lost 16 points, from 53.24 to 37.22 percent, and Palencia’s development is also significant, with a drop of 14 points, from 48.83 to 34.77 percent.
Except for the Segovia Health Area, the rest fell between ten and eleven points with 9.3 points, but which had one of the lowest data, starting at 36.4 percent and closing 2021 with 27.11 percent, which was below the regional average. In Avila, telephone inquiries decreased by 10.64 points, from 39.29 to 28.68 percent; in Burgos, 11.76, from 45.78 to 34.02 percent; In León, another eleven, 40.04 to 29.01 percent, and in El Birzo, 10.9, 42.82 to 31.86 percent. For his part, in Salamanca he dropped 11.8 points, from 41.38 to 29.57 percent; in Segovia, 9.29, from 36.4 to 27.11; in Soria, 10.48, 38.29 to 27.81 percent, and Zamora, eleven, 43.02 to 32.02 percent.