Recent Submissions

  • Patient-centred care and self-management support in primary health care 

    Raven, Melissa (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2015)
    Patient-centred care (PCC) is prominent in current healthcare, particularly in relation to the care of people with chronic diseases/conditions. Self-management by patients, in tandem with self-management support (SMS) ...
  • Pay for performance: Australian landscape, international efforts, and impact on practice 

    Masters, Stacey Cynthia; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2016)
    Fee-for-service (FFS) funding continues to dominate primary health care in Australia despite calls for reform. FFS, where providers bill for each service they provide, rewards increased activity. This may lead to over-servicing, ...
  • Transitions from hospital to primary care 

    Masters, Stacey Cynthia; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2016)
    For older Australians, transitions from hospital to primary care (i.e. general practice, community and/or aged care) are frequently accompanied by discontinuities in medication management, delays in follow‐up care, duplication ...
  • Understanding the policy cycle and knowledge translation for researchers (A researcher’s guide) 

    Brown, Lynsey; Hagger, Christina; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2015)
    This RESEARCH ROUNDup introduces knowledge translation, suggests avenues where research evidence can inform different stages of the policy cycle, and provides some practical tips for researchers.
  • Use of chronic disease management software in Australia 

    Erny-Albrecht, Katrina (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2015)
    Computer based chronic disease management or clinical decision software packages are being developed partly in response to the barriers to optimal care identified by general practitioners: complexity of care regimens, ...
  • Blended funding models in primary health care 

    Oliver-Baxter, Jodie (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2015)
    This RESEARCH ROUNDup explores the application of blended funding models in primary health care. It presents a snapshot of examples and evaluations of effects and consequences of implementing blended funding models in ...
  • PHC and integration with aged care services: Challenges and approaches in Australia 

    Brown, Lynsey; Davis, Jenny (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2015)
    Recent Australian health reforms highlight the role of effective primary health care (PHC) in providing coordinated, person-centred care and keeping individuals out of hospital.1 In the context of an ageing population and ...
  • Primary health care and preventive care 

    Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2014)
    Preventive care refers to interventions which aim to prevent progression of a condition. They may be applied at individual or population levels and at various stages of disease development. For the primary health care (PHC) ...
  • Home Medicine Reviews: Recent changes and potential implications 

    Huynh, Kym; Erny-Albrecht, Katrina; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2014)
    Earlier this year, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia announced the restructure of the Home Medicine Review (HMR) program. The new funding provision of this program requires a minimum two-year interval between each review ...
  • Allied health practitioners in Australian primary health care 

    Raven, Melissa (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2014)
    Allied health practitioners (AHPs) are a large and diverse group of health professionals who are integral to the healthcare system. Many work in primary health care, mainly in private practice. Utilisation of AHP services ...
  • Health information: where do patients obtain it and why does it matter? 

    Erny-Albrecht, Katrina (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2014)
    While most agree that it is important for patients to have information about their health, and population based surveys of the Australian public show that General Practitioners (GPs) remain the most frequent health information ...
  • Patient enrolment in Australian primary health care 

    Oliver-Baxter, Jodie (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2014)
    Patient enrolment in general practice is an important consideration for health systems, administrators, service providers and consumers across the world. This RESEARCH ROUNDup reviews patient enrolment in the Australian ...
  • Generating a report card for type 2 diabetes in Australia 

    Erny-Albrecht, Katrina; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2014)
    The National Diabetes Strategy and Action Plan proposed by Diabetes Australia, is the latest Australian initiative aimed at turning around the increasing burden of diabetes.1 Approximately 10% of all patients attending a ...
  • Patient experience of primary health care 

    Raven, Melissa (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    There has been considerable research on patient satisfaction and other aspects of patient experience, but much of it is dated, and the generally positive findings are complicated by significant conceptual and methodological ...
  • Primary health care funding models 

    Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    The way primary health care (PHC) services are funded ultimately impacts on the quality, access and coordination of health service delivery. Financial mechanisms have long been used to influence provider behaviour, for ...
  • International trends and initiatives in primary health care 

    Brown, Lynsey; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    Recent trends in international health system reform have drawn attention to patient-centred approaches, multimorbidity, integration, workforce models of care and eHealth. A range of primary health care (PHC) initiatives ...
  • The growing burden of multimorbidity 

    Erny-Albrecht, Katrina; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    Over the past decade the Australian government has initiated a number of health care reforms to address the needs of those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, and heart disease. However, the success of chronic care ...
  • Social determinants of health: Closing the gap in primary health care 

    Raven, Melissa (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    Australian primary health care has a major role to play in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH). This RESEARCH ROUNDup examines the relevance of the Closing the gap in a generation report of the World Health ...
  • Complementary medicine use in chronic disease: What is the evidence? 

    Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonplace in people managing chronic disease. This RESEARCH ROUNDup highlights evidence for the medication-based CAM used to address chronic conditions considered ...
  • Oral health, dental care, and primary health care 

    Raven, Melissa (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013)
    Australia's oral health is suboptimal, particularly among disadvantaged people. One quarter of Australian adults have untreated decay and 23% have moderate or severe gum disease. Poor oral health is not only a source of ...

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