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Measuring Relationships between Doctor Densities and Patient Visits: A Dog’s Breakfast of Small Area Health Geographies

Mazumdar, Soumya; Bagheri, Nasser; Konings, Paul; Chong, Shanley; Jalaudin, Bin; Girosi, Federico; McRae, Ian


A number of small area geographies are used in Australia to investigate primary care relevant outcomes/behaviours and to manage the supply of Primary Care Providers (PCP) that influence these outcomes. However, very little research exists on the choice of a small area geography suitable for these purposes. We evaluated a large basket of Australian small area geographies to determine which geography is optimal for investigating relationships between PCP supply and the use of PCP services. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy
DOI: 10.1007/s12061-018-9261-y


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