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Patient affiliation with GPs in Australia-Who is and who is not and does it matter?

McRae, Ian; Yen, Laurann; Gillespie, James; Douglas, Kirsty P

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Aims and rationale: Recent government reports have proposed voluntary enrolment with general practitioners for certain groups of patients to enhance their continuity of care.We examine which groups of patients are presently "de facto" affiliated with GPs, and whether affiliated patients are more likely to receive advice from their GPs on primary preventative matters such as weight, exercise and smoking. Methods: A nationally representative cross sectional survey of Australian residents aged 18...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54366
Source: Health Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.09.002

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