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Australian general practice: primed for the “patient-centred medical home”?

Claire L Jackson
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (7): 365-366. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11373
Published online: 1 October 2012

The central role for Australian general practice in providing high-quality affordable health care for all Australians has been underlined repeatedly by national health bodies including the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC), the Council of Australian Governments Reform Council, the National Primary Health Care Strategy, the National E-Health Transition Authority and Health Workforce Australia. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has recognised general practice as a specialty in its own right.1 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has defined general practice as

  • Claire L Jackson1,2

  • 1 School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: c.jackson@uq.edu.au

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