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Sociodemographic and health characteristics, rather than primary care supply, are major drivers of geographic variation in preventable hospitalisations in Australia

Falster, Michael; Jorm, Louisa; Douglas, Kirsty; Blyth, Fiona; Elliott, Robert F; Leyland, Alastair H


Background: Geographic rates of preventable hospitalization are used internationally as an indicator of accessibility and quality of primary care. Much research has correlated the indicator with the supply of primary care services, yet multiple other factors may influence these admissions. Objective: To quantify the relative contributions of the supply of general practitioners (GPs) and personal sociodemographic and health characteristics, to geographic variation in preventable hospitalization....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Care
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000342


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