Primary health care
The development and implementation of alcohol policy: anthropological insights on translation from the global (the World Health Organization) to the local (Indigenous Australia)
In this paper, the author explores the challenges of implementing policy advice when moving from the global (in the form of the World Health Organization) to the local (Australian Indigenous communities). The paper also examines change in societal policies, compares experiences across societies, and tracks...
In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) invites interested people and organisations to make a submission in response to this discussion paper on a whole-of- system approach to reforming the private healthcare system.
This article looks how the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH), led by a partnership between the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC), Sax Institute and six Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in NSW, has successfully co-produced evidence to guide policy...
Clinical governance is an essential component of a health service’s broader organisational governance system and ensures that there is a clear understanding of accountabilities for care outcomes. This paper identifies that care for individual consumers is being increasingly shared amongst multiple providers.
This paper highlights the gaps in knowledge relating to the implementation of shared care cancer follow-up models in Australia. It focuses on some of the key considerations for implementing shared care, including the need to collect primary care data and link this to patient health...
This paper discusses different models of care reported in the literature which have been used to prevent unplanned hospital readmissions, including those models that improve transitional care, as well as virtual wards and tele-health.
The federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. The Consumers Health Forum of Australia has worked with their members and stakeholders to develop this election platform that sets out the commitments sought from the major political parties.
Provision of general practitioner and related primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians: interim report
This interim inquiry report recommends that the Australian government further investigates the provision and distribution of general practitioners in rural and regional Australia, and that the Department of Health should develop benchmarks for the optimal distribution of primary health professionals.
This plan was developed as a high-level response to the recommendations of the Primary Health Reform Steering Group, and an extensive series of consultations. The plan aims to support primary health care providers to embrace continuing advances in technology - in telehealth and virtual care...
This publication aims to provide a comprehensive outline of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Access to and delivery of general practice services: a study of patients at practices using digital and online tools
This briefing examined data from 146 GP practices in England using the askmyGP online consultation system between 1 March 2019 and 30 September 2021. The analysis shows that patients often choose remote over face-to-face consultations and that GP practices can mitigate the risk of digital...
Coordination of health care: patient and primary care factors associated with potentially preventable hospitalisations for chronic conditions
This study investigates the relationship between aspects of a patient’s health and primary care experiences and their likelihood of also having a potentially preventable hospitalisation (PPH) for a chronic condition during the survey period.
This survey report outlines what Australian consumers think about their health system’s performance before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exploring mental health presentations in remote Aboriginal community controlled health services in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia using an audit and file reviews
This study aims to explore the role of mental health care in remote Aboriginal health services in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and provide a more nuanced understanding of the patients presenting for care, their needs and the clinical response.
Improving patient safety culture (PSC) is a significant priority for OECD countries as they work to improve healthcare quality and safety. This document reports on patient safety within hospitals across the OECD.