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Julie McDonald

Journal article

The 45 and up study: a tool for local population health and health service planning to improve integration of healthcare

Data on patient access to, and use of, primary and secondary care services are a potential tool for population health and health service planning, and for researchers. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study was established to support research about healthy ageing. This paper considers...
Literature review

Evidence check: commissioning primary health care

This Evidence Check review examines the evidence on the types of commissioning that support best value investment for primary care, with a particular focus on the primary-acute interface and chronic disease management. The review found limited evidence for the impact of various models of commissioning...
Journal article

Primary Health Care Service Delivery Networks for the Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Using Social Network Methods to Describe Interorganisational Collaboration in a Rural Setting

Adults with type 2 diabetes or with behavioural risk factors require comprehensive and well coordinated responses from a range of health care providers who often work in different organisational settings. This study examines three types of collaborative links between organisations involved in a rural setting...
Journal article

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

In recent years, national and state/territory governments have undertaken an increasing number of initiatives to improve links between general practice and the rest of the primary health care sector. This paper reviews how far these initiatives have contributed to a well functioning and comprehensive primary...
Journal article

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

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...