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    • Are companion animals the secret to good health? 

      Smith, Bradley; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2012)
      People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion animals can improve overall ...
    • 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. ...
    • Barriers to primary health care access—an update 

      Erny-Albrecht, Katrina; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, 2016)
      The aim of this Expert Plus report is to provide a brief insight into current opinion and evidence on barriers to accessing primary health care services in Australia by people from disadvantaged groups.
    • 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 ...
    • Divisions Performance Indicator Report 2009-2010: Closing the gap 

      Anikeeva, Olga; Katterl, Rachel; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS), 2011)
      This report presents a thematic analysis of qualitative data regarding activities undertaken as part of the Closing the Gap program, provided by the Divisions of General Practice for the 2009-2010 reporting period.
    • 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: ...
    • Facilitating Organisational Integration: Models, Mechanisms and Challenges 

      Bywood, Petra Teresia; Brown, Lynsey; Oliver-Baxter, Jodie (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
      This review aimed to identify successful models and mechanisms which enable high quality, integrated care; and to identify some of the persistent challenges to integration.
    • Fluctuations in non-resident populations (FIFO/DIDO) and use of rural and remote health services in Australia 

      Bywood, Petra Teresia; Erny-Albrecht, Katrina; Raven, Melissa; Brown, Lynsey (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2014)
      Purpose: Some rural/remote areas in Australia face combined challenges of limited resources and insufficient health care workers to cope with existing demands. In some regions, the local non-resident population increases ...
    • 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 ...
    • The health of 'grey nomads': On the move and under the radar? 

      Raven, Melissa; Brown, Lynsey; Erny-Albrecht, Katrina; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2014)
      'Grey nomads' are common on Australian highways. Anecdotal evidence suggests they impose a significant burden on rural/remote health services, including GPs, pharmacists, and hospitals. There have been calls for better ...
    • The health of 'grey nomads': On the move and under the radar? 

      Brown, Lynsey; Raven, Melissa; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2014)
      'Grey nomads' are common on Australian highways. Anecdotal evidence suggests they impose a significant burden on rural/remote health services, including GPs, pharmacists, and hospitals. There have been calls for better ...
    • 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, ...
    • Knowledge Exchange for Rural Health 

      McIntyre, Ellen; Bywood, Petra Teresia; Hagger, Christina (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2013)
      Knowledge exchange includes information management, linkage, capacity development, and support. Knowledge exchange bases its practice on exchanging information in the most appropriate format with the right people ...
    • A Knowledge Exchange Organisation: the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) 

      McIntyre, Ellen; Hagger, Christina; Bywood, Petra Teresia (Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, 2012)
      How has a knowledge exchange organisation assisted policy, practice, research and consumer stakeholders to cross borders in PHC. Knowledge exchange bases its practice on exchanging information and knowledge in the most ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...