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Global lessons for Australian general practice

Michael R Kidd
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (2): 52-53. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00418
Published online: 18 July 2016

We have much to share, but also much to learn, about providing truly universal health coverage

Ageing populations, overcrowded hospitals and emergency departments, increases in the numbers of people with chronic diseases and mental health concerns, consumer demands for improvements in health care services and access to new discoveries and technologies, struggling health budgets with a reduced focus on prevention and health promotion — these are just some of the global health challenges facing many countries, including Australia.

  • Michael R Kidd

  • Flinders University, Adelaide, SA


Competing interests:

Michael Kidd is the president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), which owns the International Classification of Primary Care. He is past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and executive dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University.

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