Journal article

Integration of primary health care services: perceptions of Australian general practitioners, non-general practitioner health service providers and consumers at the general practice-primary care interface

DM Southern, D Young, D Dunt, NJ Appleby, RW Batterham

EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

Introduction. In conjunction with GPs reporting on their own practice experiences, the experiences of non-GP health professionals and consumer representatives working at the primary care-general practice interface provide valuable considerations for exploring concepts for the development of a GP Integration Index relevant to Australian General Practice. Objectives. To identify concepts that GPs, non-GP health service providers and consumer representatives perceive to be important in facilitating a well integrated approach to delivering primary care, and how these are perceived to be occurring in practice. Method. Group discussions about GP integration were elicited using concept mapping with..

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