Divisions of General Practice: will they transform, or die?

Davies, Philip K. (2010) Divisions of General Practice: will they transform, or die?. Medical Journal of Australia, 193 2: 75-77.

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Author Davies, Philip K.
Title Divisions of General Practice: will they transform, or die?
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2010-07-19
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 193
Issue 2
Start page 75
End page 77
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Formatted abstract
• Divisions of General Practice are a significant part of Australia's health care sector.
• The Australian Government intends to establish "Medicare Locals" (MLs), which will assume many of the roles currently undertaken by Divisions.
• MLs will, on average, be larger than Divisions and are likely to have different ownership, governance and accountability arrangements.
• While some Divisions may find transformation into an ML an appealing and relatively straightforward option, others may wish to follow alternative paths that allow them to maintain many of their current characteristics.
• Evidence suggests that the move to MLs might jeopardise the level of clinical involvement attained by Divisions.
Keyword Primary care reform
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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