Η πρωτοβάθμια φροντίδα υγείας στη Μήλο
The concept of primary health care is complex; it comprises the functions of primary medical care, prevention and social welfare; it is an effort towards the amelioration of the general condition of health of the population. The organization and the application of the functions of primary health care must be in agreement with the special needs of the population. Creating structures of primary health care in isolated communities poses special difficulties. The Greek islands serve as an excellent example: many, small communities, in isolated islands, distant from the cities. This work studies the primary health care in Milos (an island of the Aegean sea).The functions of primary medical care, prevention and social welfare are served by a number of structures that have offered a lot to the local society. The main structure is the health center of Milos: it would suffice to say that it serves 43.000 cases each year. The most impressive about the health center of Milos is the fact that it has been working for many years without all the necessary personnel and faces serious financial problems.