Journal article

Mapping GP integration in the health care system in different locations in Australia

D Dunt, D Souther, G Elsworth, C Harris, M Potiriadis, D Young

Australian Journal of Primary Health | Published : 2006

Abstract

The study's objective was to map general practitioner (GP) integration in urban and rural locations as well as areas defined by Divisions of General Practice (DGP) in Australia. A cross-sectional mail survey of a stratified random, national sample of 2029 GP members of DGPs was conducted to estimate their GP integration index scores. Data on other measures of GP integration-related behaviour were also collected. Rural GPs had higher levels of GP integration than urban GPs, judged by their GP higher-order factor scores, their integration factor scores and integration enabling factor scores. This applied to their patient care management roles but, more substantially, their wider role in commun..

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