Australian primary health care centres: de facto Super Clinics?

Thomas D Brett
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02693.x
Published online: 20 July 2009

To the Editor: The growing burden of chronic disease, an ageing population and recurring workforce pressures have been identified as three key challenges facing Australia’s health care system.1 Coping with these challenges involves developing strategies to ensure equity in access2 to health services, better preventive health measures and a more patient-centred health service — all with a focus on better health outcomes for Australians.

  • General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA.


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I have for 20 years been practice principal of Mosman Park Medical Group, a practice with eight GPs, two nurses, allied health staff (podiatrist, dietitian and phlebotomist) and on-site psychological services (a child psychiatrist and two clinical psychologists).


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