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Developments in Australian general practice 2000-2002: what did these contribute to a well functioning and comprehensive Primary Health Care System?

18 Jan 2006
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Efforts to develop more effective primary health care need a more balanced approach to reform, with a better balance across the different elements of primary health care and greater integration across programs, argue Gawaine Powell Davies , Wendy Hu, Julie McDonald, John Furler, Elizabeth Harris and Mark Harris. One way ahead is to form a single funding agency, as in the UK and New Zealand, and so remove the need to work across jurisdictions and manage their competing interests. A second, perhaps less politically challenging approach, is to develop a collective vision and an agreed framework for primary health care, based on population health needs, within which the responsibilities of different sectors and services can be negotiated. Either of these approaches would be assisted by a more systematic and comprehensive program of research and evaluation for primary health care.

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