The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives: an Australian general practice success story

Dale R Ford and Andrew W Knight
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03809.x
Published online: 19 July 2010

The collaboratives approach to quality improvement has been popular with GPs and other practice staff

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC) program has shown that Australian general practices can improve processes and outcomes in the treatment of diabetes, secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, and access to care in practices with long waits.

  • 1 Hamilton Medical Group, Hamilton, VIC.
  • 2 Flinders University School of Medicine and Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health, Hamilton, VIC.
  • 3 Upper Mountains Medical Centre, Katoomba, NSW.
  • 4 Western Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

Dale Ford is principal clinical advisor for Improvement Foundation Australia. Andrew Knight is chair of the expert reference panel on access and care redesign for the Improvement Foundation’s APCC program.


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