Primary health care-based programmes targeting potentially avoidable hospitalisations in vulnerable groups with chronic disease
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This report reviews outcomes of intervention programmes targeting reductions in potentially avoidable hospitalisations (PAHs) and/or avoidable Emergency Department presentations (ED presentations) among people with chronic disease. The focus is on the role of primary health care and where possible programmes targeting specific vulnerable populations, namely Indigenous Australians, rural and remote residents and those at socioeconomic disadvantage. This report also aimed to examine trends in PAHs and ED presentations among people with chronic disease.