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Jane Gunn oct 2010Jane Gunn is Chair of Primary Care Research and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Primary care in Australia

What do populations need?

Populations need a fair health care system that reduces the current inequities seen in the health of the population. Australia needs a health care system that focuses on prevention in addition to treatment and care. In particular, we need to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Populations deserve a strong primary health care system in the community for "first contact" care that builds upon the strengths of existing general practice. ...continue reading

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FGS 2007Felicity Goodyear-Smith is a General Practitioner and Head of the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Primary care in New Zealand

What do populations need?

Populations in the community need a health care provider for first contact, continuity, coordination and comprehensiveness of care. Care needs to be patient- and family-centered, and culturally appropriate. ...continue reading