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The formation of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) and the National Preventative Task Force in 2008, demonstrate a renewed Australian Government commitment to health reform.
The re-focus on prevention, bringing it to the centre of health care has significant implications for...
The authors describe the influence of GP-based research on the development of two specific policy initiatives, the Heartwatch Programme in Ireland and the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care initiative in Australia. They explore the extent to which relevant GP-based research shaped these initiatives.
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...
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...
During the 1990s, the New Zealand health sector went through a decade of turbulence with a series of major structural changes being introduced in a relatively short period of time. The new millennium brought further change, with the establishment of 21 district health boards and...