If you have a day-to-day health concern, you probably consult a first-line doctor. In the UK these folk are usually called "general practitioners" and in Malta "family doctors".
In the UK most GPs work within the NHS, and (in my perception at least) private GPs are seen as rare, exotic, and expensive.
In Malta you can see a family doctor for free (if eligible) at one of the government's Health Centres, or you can pay to see a private family doctor. There are quite a lot of family doctors in private practice and, while they are not free, nor are they very expensive.
I have seen some figures (without supporting detail) about who Maltese people actually consult. I wonder what forum members in Malta do? If you too think this is an interesting question, please respond to the survey above.
Please note - the survey is about day-to-day healthcare needs, not emergencies, and is aimed at people living in Malta.