Table 1

Primary care units considered for study

Primary healthcare units
Póvoa Santa Iria UCSP*São Marcos USF†Olivais UCSP*
Geographic coverage
 Civil parishPóvoa de Santa Iria and Forte da CasaCacém and São MarcosOlivais
 MunicipalityVila Franca de XiraSintraLisbon
 RegionLMALMALMA
Primary healthcare centre characteristics
 TypologyUCSPUSF (B)UCSP
 ACESEstuário do TejoSintraLisboa Central
 Population (users)26.48313.30617.657
 No of doctors776
 No of nurses11610
 No of technical/operational assistants955
  • *Data from 2016.

  • †Data from 2014.

  • ACES, Aggregation of Health Centres (Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde); LMA, Lisbon Metropolitan Area; USF, family health unit; UCSP, personalised Healthcare centre.