Journal article

Whither Divisions of General Practice? An empirical and policy analysis of the impact of Divisions within the Australian health care system

Anthony Scott, William Coote

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of Divisions of General Practice on various measures of primary care performance. DESIGN AND SETTING: Regression analysis using longitudinal data across Australia. PARTICIPANTS: All Divisions of General Practice between 2002 and 2004. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Fourteen indicators of primary care performance in the areas of general practice infrastructure, access, multidisciplinary working, chronic disease, and measurable aspects of quality of care. RESULTS: Between 2002 and 2004, Divisions and the activities they performed were associated with a number of measures of primary care performance, particularly measures of general practice infrastructure. Of the total..

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