Journal article

Capacity building initiatives within the Divisions of General Practice setting in Victoria, Australia

L Naccarella, T Tacticos, J Sims, M Potiriadis

Australian Journal of Primary Health | Published : 2005

Abstract

The General Practice Education, Support and Community Linkages Program (the Program) supported uptake of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Medicare Benefits Schedule items. A goal underpinning the Program was to build the capacity of Divisions of General Practice to support GPs' EPC item usage. Capacity building was operationalised as: workforce development, organisational development, and resource allocation. This paper reports on the extent to which the Program built the Divisions' capacity to support GPs' EPC item usage. Telephone interviews were conducted with participating Division Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), EPC Coordinators and GP Trainers. Division CEOs, EPC Coordinators and GP tr..

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