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Challenges to children’s health care in an ageing Australia

Gary L Freed, Jillian R Sewell and Neil A Spike
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (8): 436-437.
doi:
10.5694/mja11.11072

Will children be “crowded out” of non-acute and preventive care visits?

Gary L Freed, MD, MPH, Australian–American Health Policy Fellow,1 and Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health Policy2
Jillian R Sewell, MB BS, FRACP, Paediatrician3
Neil A Spike, MB BS, FRACGP, Director of Medical Education and Training,4 and Clinical Professor5
1 Australian Health Workforce Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
2 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA.
3 Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
4 Victorian Metropolitan Alliance, Melbourne, VIC.
5 Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
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