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    • After-hours primary care 

      Anikeeva, Olga (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2012-07)
      After-hours primary care has the potential to improve consumer access to services and reduce the burden on hospital emergency departments. This RESEARCH ROUNDup outlines the function of five models of after-hours service ...
    • 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 ...
    • Australia’s primary health care research workforce 

      Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; Katterl, Rachel; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-12)
      Australian healthcare is on the brink of a significant reform process. While much is yet to be decided, two clear themes can be identified from the reform reports. The first is the importance of multidisciplinary team work ...
    • Avoiding hospitalisation: ambulatory care sensitive conditions 

      Muecke, Sandy (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-07)
      This RESEARCH ROUNDup examines the scope of ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) in Australia, and their reliability as a measure of primary health care (PHC) performance. Avoidable hospitalisation statistics for ...
    • Avoiding hospitalisation: effective primary care interventions 

      Muecke, Sandy (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-10)
      Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) “represent a range of conditions for which hospitalisation should be able to be avoided because the disease or condition has been prevented from occurring, or because individuals ...
    • 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 ...
    • Chronic disease self-management 

      Katterl, Rachel; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-07)
      Chronic conditions cannot be ‘cured’. Therefore effective strategies are required to manage the illnesses and minimise their consequences for patients, their families and the health system. Self-management programs represent ...
    • Co-morbidity of mental and physical illness: meeting unmet care needs 

      Lunnay, Belinda Kate; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-08)
      People with chronic physical conditions experience poorer mental health compared to the general population. Co-morbid depression and chronic disease are associated with high healthcare use and high costs to the health ...
    • Communication between health professionals across sectors 

      Oliver-Baxter, Jodie (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2013-01)
      Bringing disparate activities and services into a coherent system requires well-resourced communication. The World Health Organization defines health services integration as: bringing together common functions within and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Continuity and safety in care transitions: communication at the hospital/community care interface 

      Muecke, Sandy; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2010-05)
      In the health care setting, risks to patient safety may arise when there is poor written or verbal communication between personnel during times of care transition. Care transition refers to the “set of actions designed to ...
    • Dementia and primary health care 

      Katterl, Rachel; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-04)
      Dementia care is becoming increasingly relevant in Australia as our population ages, presenting challenges for an already stretched health system. General practitioners are the first port of call in dementia identification ...
    • eHealth technologies in primary health care: current strengths and limitations 

      Anikeeva, Olga; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2011-11)
      eHealth aims to improve the quality and safety of Australia’s health system by introducing a more efficient way to collect and share information such as prescriptions and test results. The primary health care sector could ...
    • Evaluation of chronic disease management in primary health care 

      Isherwood, Linda; Kalucy, Elizabeth Carment (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2009-11)
      Rigorous evaluation of health care interventions can provide the evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and to inform decisions regarding future initiatives. A Healthier Future for all Australians emphasises “knowledge-led ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...