Journal article

Enhanced Primary Care improves GP service regularity in older patients without impacting on service frequency

David AJ Gibson, Rachael E Moorin, David Preen, Jon Emery, C D'Arcy J Holman

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2012

Abstract

The objective ofthis study was to assess the impact of Enhanced Primary Care service utilisation on subsequent GP service regularity and frequency. The study involved a retrospective population-based longitudinal cohort using linked administrative health records of hospital and primary care services for people over the age of 65 years. Multinomial logistic regression modelling was used to evaluate changes in the relative likelihood of increased primary care service regularity and frequency in exposed and unexposed individuals adjusting for age, sex and recent chronic disease hospitalisation history. Enhanced Primary Care services significantly and substantially increased the relative likelih..

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