What is really happening in the world of primary care today? This is an easy to read no-nonsense account that provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of primary care theory and reviews the future of general practice from an international perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on innovations in developing countries and lessons for modernising primary care organisations in the West. There are also helpful healthcare system summaries of twenty-four countries. Primary Care in the Twenty-first Century provides a vital overview for healthcare policy makers and shapers. Primary healthcare professionals with an interest in learning from best practice from around the world will find this book invaluable as will students of medicine and nursing and international health and patient organisations.