International trends and initiatives in primary health care
Bywood, Petra Teresia
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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 have been implemented to support the operationalisation of these trends in countries’ local contexts. This RESEARCH ROUNDup introduces these trends and identifies initiatives designed to target them, describing evaluation findings where possible. Evidence is presented from countries perceived as comparable to Australia in terms of the organisation, funding and delivery of PHC. Future directions for PHC reform are discussed.