Hints for Reforming Primary and Community Care in Australia Academic Article uri icon


  • Considerable interest in reform for primary health care and health more generally has emerged recently. There are concerns that primary and community services are fragmented, inequitable and inefficient, particularly for people with chronic and complex conditions. The evidence suggests there will be a significant increase in demand for these services and that stronger primary health care systems lead to better health outcomes. This paper makes a number of suggestions about the development of funding, payment, governance and organisational arrangements that could be part of a National Primary Health Care Strategy for Australia.

publication date

  • 2008