Willingness of general practitioners to participate in enhanced primary care discharge care planning

David B Preen, Belinda E S Bailey and Alan Wright
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00129.x
Published online: 16 January 2006

David B Preen,* Belinda E S Bailey, Alan Wright

  • 1 School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009
  • 2 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners — Western Australian Faculty, Perth, WA
  • 3 Department of General Medicine, Fremantle Hospital and Health Services, Perth, WA.


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