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How useful are Primary Care Service Areas? Evaluating PCSAs as a tool for measuring Primary Care Practitioner access

Mazumdar, Soumya; Butler, Danielle; Bagheri, Nasser; Konings, Paul; Girosi, Federico; Feng, Xiaoqi; McRae, Ian

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The appropriate delivery of primary care services, an important policy imperative in many developed nations, is contingent on defining appropriate geographies to which these services are delivered. Primary Care Service Area (PCSA) geographies have been created in some countries to facilitate primary care policy making and have been utilized in a large body of research. In spite of their extensive use across rural and urban settings, the usefulness of PCSAs has not been evaluated. In this study,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/108663
Source: Applied Geography
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.05.005

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