According to the Conselho das Finanças Públicas (CFP), the number of people without a family doctor assigned represents 10.9% of the total number of people enrolled in the National Health Service (SNS) and “corresponds to an increase of more than 303,000” compared to 2020, “accelerating the trajectory of distancing from the target of full population coverage” by these clinicians, says the CFP report on the evolution of SNS performance in 2021.

According to the document, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region continued to concentrate the largest volume of people without a family doctor, representing 68.8% of the total of this universe in 2021.