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Following the funding trail: financing, nurses and teamwork in Australian general practice

Pearce, Christopher; Phillips, Christine; Hall, Sally; Sibbald, Bonnie; Porritt, Julie; Dwan, Kathryn; Kljakovic, Marjan


BACKGROUND: Across the globe the emphasis on roles and responsibilities of primary care teams is under scrutiny. This paper begins with a review of general practice financing in Australia, and how nurses are currently funded. We then examine the influence on funding structures on the role of the nurse. We set out three dilemmas for policy-makers in this area: lack of an evidence base for incentives, possible untoward impacts on interdisciplinary functioning, and the substitution/enhancement...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-02-17
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Health Services Research 11:38 (2011)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-38


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