Primary Health Care Research and Information Service

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15 Mar 2014

This Policy Issue Review investigates claims that Fly-in Fly-out/ Drive-in Drive-out groups are placing a burden on Australian rural health care services.


30 Jul 2012

This report reviews the available research evidence on the impact of initiatives to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalisations.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) described potentially avoidable hospitalisations (PAHs) as “admissions to hospital that could have potentially been prevented through the provision of...

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12 Jun 2012

This review of current research examines the current state-of-play of Indigenous adolescent primary mental health care in Australia. The differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous concepts of mental health are presented. Indigenous Australians are more likely to be hospitalised for mental health disorders than the general...


15 Jul 2011

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians.

Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2011 is a collaborative venture involving representatives from PHC RIS, the Australian Government Department of Health...


8 Nov 2010

Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) “represent a range of conditions for which hospitalisation should be able to be avoided because the disease or condition has been prevented from occurring, or because individuals have had access to timely and effective primary care”.1 This RESEARCH ROUNDup investigates...

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