Evidence-based primary health care workforce reforms: priority areas for research

Lucio Naccarella, Peter M Brooks, Bill Newton and Danielle Butler
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb04190.x
Published online: 7 February 2011

To respond to changing population and workforce needs and expectations, evidence must inform policy investment, implementation and evaluation

We all understand evidence-based practice, but what about evidence-based reform? The Australian Government emphasises the need to strengthen the primary health care (PHC) system1 and has undertaken to boost Australia’s health workforce by funding Health Workforce Australia (HWA)2 and committing policy investments in three areas in its National Health and Hospitals Network report:3

  • 1 Australian Health Workforce Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 General Practice Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.



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