Journal article

Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the utilisation of primary care in urban and regional settings

CC Unger, N Warren, R Canway, L Manderson, K Grigg

RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH | AUSTRALIAN RURAL HEALTH EDUC NETWORK | Published : 2011

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: There are marked inequities in access to and use of different primary care providers - including GPs, practice nurses, allied health services and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers among populations residing in different geographical areas of Australia. Little research has focused on patterns of primary care health service utilisation according to locality in relation to the management of serious chronic illness, with even less on the use of CAM. In this article geographic similarities and differences in primary care service usage are examined among people with cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus residing in regional and urban Victoria, Au..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This article reported one aspect of a larger research project (the CAMELOT Study) supported by a project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant number: 491171). The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the CAMELOT research team in the design and implementation of the broader project: Brian Oldenburg, Vivian Lin, Maximilian de Courten and Bruce Hollingsworth. The authors also extend their gratitude to the collaborating organisations: Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Australia Victoria, the National Diabetes Services Scheme, and Heart Support Australia for their assistance in recruiting respondents.