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    • 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 ...
    • Health literacy and primary health care 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor; Howard, Sara Louise; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-10)
      People with low levels of health literacy report poorer health status and experience poorer health outcomes compared to those with good health literacy. Poor health literacy is most prevalent in socio-economically disadvantaged ...
    • Health promotion of physical activity 

      Isherwood, Linda; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Katterl, Rachel; Reinfeld-Kirkman, Nova (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-10)
      Health promotion, or “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health” is expected to be an integral part of future Australian health policy. It ...
    • 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 ...
    • How does teamwork support general practitioners and Allied Health Professionals to work together? 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-09)
      A well coordinated health system provides a comprehensive and continuous experience for the patient, promotes teamwork between practitioners, and the coordination of service delivery organisations. Improving teamwork ...
    • Identifying gaps in primary care services: reaching the ‘unreached’ 

      Muecke, Sandy (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-08)
      In an equitable system, the health needs of communities are matched by the services provided. Whilst a recent review of the performance of the health systems of seven countries by the Commonwealth Fund reported that ...
    • Improving access to rural health care 

      Alfred, A; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2008-12)
      Doctors and allied health professionals are in short supply in rural and remote areas of Australia. Added to this, scattered populations and small communities make meeting the health needs of the people living and working ...
    • Indigenous adolescent mental health: what is the role of primary health care? 

      Butler, Caryn (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2012-06)
      This RESEARCH ROUNDup examines the current state-of-play of Indigenous adolescent primary mental health care in Australia. The differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous concepts of mental health are presented. Indigenous ...
    • 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 ...
    • Meeting the primary health care needs of refugees and asylum seekers 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor; Cheng, I-Hao (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-12)
      Australia currently accepts over 13,000 refugee entrants each year. A refugee is a person who, “owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social ...
    • A new climate for Indigenous health 

      Alfred, A; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2008-10)
      The Apology to the Stolen Generation set the tone for a new and vigorous approach to achieving health equity for Indigenous people. The symbolic impact of the Apology was reinforced and given practical direction by the ...
    • Nurse practitioner and midwife prescribing in Australia 

      Raven, Melissa Kendall (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2012-11)
      There is an increasing trend worldwide for nurses and other non-medical healthcare professionals to be accorded the right to prescribe drugs. In Australia, nurse practitioners and eligible midwives have gained prescribing ...
    • Nursing in General Practice: still some way to go 

      Alfred, A; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-02)
      A number of barriers and facilitators to an expanded role for practice nurses have been identified. These include legal and funding issues related to the lack of a system-level model, poor role definition for practice ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • The primary care role for people with cancer 

      Jackson-Bowers, Eleanor; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-03)
      The announcement in January 2009 of funding of $5.6 million for cancer research and a Primary Care Cooperative Cancer Clinical Trials Group to focus on prevention, detection and care of people with cancer comes after the ...