Concept of Contracted Unit of Primary Care Development : Role of Nursing College in Health System for Local Development


  • Thinnakorn Buachu College of Nursing, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
  • Nutkawee Sirirat College of Nursing, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
  • Prapaporn Muangkaew College of Nursing, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
  • Napattamon Noimorkunladech College of Nursing, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
  • Paphadar Chomphunit College of Nursing, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University


Contracted unit of primary care, Health system, Local development


Community health system is an important foundation for building healthy citizens. Working to create community well-being is a creative and important job. The important key success of the community health system is building a strong community. The role of the university should be involved in the research to create systemic intelligence and helps the health system to develop into more complete accuracy. Importantly, this article presents the concept on system development of the Contracting Unit for Primary care (CUP) operated by College of Nursing, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University for local development on health promotion, as well as the treatment of all common diseases in the community without needing to go to the hospital and can reduce disease burden and hospital congestion. For these reasons, the hospitals can provide better quality services and reduce the burden of expenses of citizens and government. In this regard, the concept of community nursing aims to take care of people, families, and communities to have good health conditions. The concept of CUP network development must integrate the knowledge of nursing and public health science applying in the operation of health services by using the local community as a service base that covers 4 dimensions including health promotion, disease prevention, medical treatment, and rehabilitation, integrating the concepts of the nursing process and holistic nursing as well.


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Buachu ท, Sirirat ณ, Muangkaew ป, Noimorkunladech น, Chomphunit ป. Concept of Contracted Unit of Primary Care Development : Role of Nursing College in Health System for Local Development. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 24 [cited 2022 May 18];22(1):47-55. Available from:



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