Comprehensive primary health care and social determinants as top priorities

Fran E Baum
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11308
Published online: 3 February 2014

In reply: Australian general practice generally provides good primary medical care. However, while Nelson says a significant amount of activity is disease prevention, the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health study indicates that, in terms of problems at general practitioner–patient encounters, prevention constitutes less than 9.1% of activity and, in terms of reasons for encounters, it constitutes less than 15.9%.1

  • Fran E Baum

  • Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.


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