The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW, is conducting a study to describe emerging models of Integrated Primary Health Care Services (IPHCS) that relate to major policy initiatives.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigators

Jacqueline Schroeder

Associate Investigators

Julie McDonald, Gawaine Powell Davies

Rationale

The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW, is conducting a study to describe emerging models of Integrated Primary Health Care Services (IPHCS) that relate to major policy initiatives. Currently these are developing in relative isolation from one another and not much is known about the different models in terms of governance and organisational arrangements, integration mechanisms, services and functions.

Aims

Aims:

1. Develop a descriptive taxonomy of IPHCSs that represent the major models currently emerging in Australia

2. Identify critical themes and issues regarding the future development of IPHCSs

Design and Method

Cross-sectional qualitative design, involving:
(a) literature review;
(b) analysis of publically available documentation;
(c) structured interviews with key informants

Contact

Jacqueline Schroeder Email: jschroeder@unsw.edu.au

Project lead centre
CPHCE
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2011
Project end date
2011