Primary health care reform: equity is the key

Michael R Kidd, Ian T Watts and Deborah C Saltman
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01988.x
Published online: 18 August 2008

Key propositions

  • Michael R Kidd1
  • Ian T Watts1,2
  • Deborah C Saltman3

  • 1 Discipline of General Practice, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Institute of Postgraduate Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, UK.



We thank Fiona Armstrong, Tony McBride, Tim Woodruff, Bo Lin and members of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance for their advice in the preparation of this manuscript. This article was finalised in May 2008 to meet publication deadlines. On 11 June 2008, the Australian Government announced its plans for a National Primary Health Care Strategy.

Competing interests:

None identified.


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