Previous work by CPHCE had established a framework for GP Hospital integration. The Department wished to trial approaches to incorporating more integrated operations into the work of hospitals and primary health care services.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Project Coordinator

Gawaine Powell Davies, David Perkins, Leslie Hare, Mark Harris, Nick Zwar

Rationale

Previous work by CPHCE had established a framework for GP Hospital integration. The Department wished to trial approaches to incorporating more integrated operations into the work of hospitals and primary health care services.

Aims

To evaluate the success of the demonstration projects in better integrating their work with primary health care, and identify lessons for improving GP-hospital integration.

Design and Method

Meta evaluation of five pilot sites, based on data analysis of documents including project plans and reports and local evaluation reports, site visits and interviews with participants and stakeholders.

Key Publications

Powell Davies PG, Perkins DP, Hare LH (2006) GP Hospital Integration Demonstration Sites Program: National evaluation report. Sydney, UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.

Contact

Gawaine Powell Davies Email: g.powell-davies@unsw.edu.au

Funding

Department of Health and Ageing

Project lead centre
Project lead centre
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2004
Project end date
2005