Recent Submissions

  • Focus on... Tools for measuring change in chronic disease management in primary care 

    Roach, S; Kalucy, L; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2006-07)
    Main Messages: Valid and reliable tools and instruments exist to measure organisational processes relevant to chronic disease management. The tools can be used by GPs, Divisions of General Practice, and other primary ...
  • The Closing the Gap Initiative: Successes and ongoing challenges for divisions of general practice 

    Anikeeva, Olga; Katterl, Rachel; Bywood, Petra Teresia (2012)
    Background This article presents an evaluation of the activities undertaken by divisions of general practice to improve Indigenous Australians’ access to mainstream primary care. Methods Data were obtained from 12 month ...
  • The contribution of Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development-supported research to primary health care policy and practice 

    Brown, Lynsey; McIntyre, Ellen (2012)
    The importance of primary health care (PHC) research is well understood yet conducting this research can be challenging. Barriers include a lack of funding, support and opportunity. In 2000 the Australian government ...
  • Social media in primary health care: Opportunities to enhance education, communication and collaboration among professionals in rural and remote locations: Did you know? Practical practice pointers 

    Anikeeva, Olga; Bywood, Petra Teresia (2013)
    Social media are revolutionising the way people socialise, interact and do business. Where traditional health promotional posters and brochures have had limited impact on health outcomes, social media provide an exciting ...
  • Video-based telehealth in Australian primary health care: Current use and future potential 

    Raven, Melissa; Butler, Caryn; Bywood, Petra Teresia (2013)
    Many Australians have limited access to health-care services due to a range of barriers, including geographic distance and restricted mobility, which telehealth can potentially address. This paper reviews the current and ...
  • Facilitating access to evidence: Primary Health Care Search Filter 

    Brown, Lynsey; Carne, Amanda; Bywood, Petra Teresia; McIntyre, Ellen; Damarell, Raechel; Tieman, Jennifer; Lawrence, Mikaela (2014)
    Background: The evidence base developed by, and relevant to, primary health care (PHC) is rapidly increasing. With the wealth of literature available, searchers trying to find PHC-specific citations can feel overwhelmed. Objectives: ...
  • Potentially Avoidable Hospitalisations: Causes, Initiatives and Challenges from a Primary Health Care Perspective 

    Brown, Lynsey; Bywood, Petra Teresia; Katterl, Rachel; Anikeeva, Olga; Butler, Caryn; Smith, Bradley (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    The presentation will- • highlight some of the risk factors for potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia (e.g., sociodemographic characteristics, chronic conditions) based on a literature review • explore common ...
  • Primary Health Care (PHC) Search Filter: Bringing the evidence to shore 

    Brown, Lynsey; Carne, Amanda; McIntyre, Ellen; Tieman, Jennifer; Damarell, Raechel; Sladek, Ruth; Hagger, Christina; Katterl, Rachel (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    Surfing the internet for primary health care (PHC) literature produces waves of information that can lead a researcher to feel as though they are drowning in papers. Sifting through material to find the oysters containing ...
  • Networking: the Human Factor in Knowledge Exchange 

    Hagger, Christina; McIntyre, Ellen (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2011)
    Evidence-influenced policy has become the 'gold standard' which compels a wide variety of researchers, research funders and policy makers, from very different organisational contexts, to share or exchange knowledge. ...
  • Patients’ Experiences With Integrated Care: Possible Solutions 

    Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2012)
    At some time in their lives, most people will require health care services from multiple health care providers, whether it is for short-term unexpected ill-health, long-term chronic conditions, or ...
  • Fostering a culture of knowledge exchange 

    Hagger, Christina; McIntyre, Ellen; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    PHCRIS Research Fellow, Dr Christina Hagger presented at the 2nd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium on 2 Oct 2013. This presentation titled Fostering a culture of knowledge exchange reports on the partners ...
  • Baking an integration cake: Ingredients for fostering PHCOs' capacity for integration 

    Brown, Lynsey; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    National health reform has identified integrated care as a priority for the Australian health system. Enabling integration involves efforts at the macro (policy), meso (organisation) and micro (practitioner/patient) levels. ...
  • What is needed for integration of health services? Medicare Locals - A model for integrating primary health care 

    Brown, Lynsey; Bywood, Petra Teresia; Katterl, Rachel; Cheffins, Tracey; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    Primary health care (PHC) is often the first level of contact individuals, families and communities have with the health system. National health reform in Australia has seen the introduction of Medicare Locals (MLs), PHC ...
  • How do integrated care initiatives impact on consumer experience? 

    Bywood, Petra Teresia; Brown, Lynsey; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    Purpose: This study explores how a knowledge exchange organisation has assisted its policy, practice, research and consumer stakeholders to cross borders in PHC. Theory: Knowledge exchange includes information management, ...
  • Medicare Locals: A model for integration in primary health care 

    Bywood, Petra Teresia; Brown, Lynsey; Katterl, Rachel (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    Objective: Australian Medicare Locals (MLs) have been established to improve the patient’s journey through the health care system by facilitating integrated services that meet the local community’s needs. How MLs are ...
  • Promising initiatives for integrated service delivery 

    Bywood, Petra Teresia; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
    Objective: Health service users require local services that meet their needs, are connected and easy to navigate. Delivering well integrated and coordinated health care services is challenging. This review aimed to identify ...
  • Getting your findings into practice: tackling knowledge exchange and research translation 

    Hagger, Christina (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2014)
    PHCRIS Senior Research Fellow and Knowledge Exchange Manager, Dr Christina Hagger, presented an online session on Getting your findings into practice: Tackling knowledge exchange and research translation during Research ...
  • Connecting to the PHC Network 

    Oliver-Baxter, Jodie; Dixon, Kathryn (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2014)
    A presentation given as part of the inaugral Knowledge Exchange Capacity Building Workshop for Higher Degree Students. This workshop took place as a satellite event to the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference in ...
  • Information sharing & exchange 

    Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2014)
    A presentation given as part of the inaugral Knowledge Exchange Capacity Building Workshop for Higher Degree Students. This workshop took place as a satellite event to the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference in ...
  • Patients’ Experiences With Integrated Care: Possible Solutions 

    Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2012)
    At some time in their lives, most people will require health care services from multiple health care providers, whether it is for short-term unexpected ill-health, long-term chronic conditions, or ...

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