Location and primary health care reform

Gemma C Ma and Jeanette E Ward
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50675
Published online: 29 June 2020

A fresh examination of potentially preventable hospitalisation rates gives new insights and strategic direction

Australia lies at a critical juncture for health reform. In August 2019, the Minister for Health, the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, released Australia's Long Term National Health Plan,1 a 24‐page document anticipating the imminent initiation of a 10‐year Primary Health Care Plan. In October 2019, the Minister announced experts to provide independent advice for this purpose.2 With their counsel, this 10‐year Primary Health Care Plan will set a path to guide future primary health care reform. This undertaking behoves laser‐like focus on population‐based system‐level indicators.

  • Gemma C Ma1
  • Jeanette E Ward2

  • 1 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome, WA


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