Primary Health Care Review

A review of the Australian Government's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Program comprising a set of seven reports.

Page last updated: 08 September 2011

In 2003, a series of papers were commissioned to provide information, analysis and advice to Government as a part of a Review of the Australian Government's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Program. The Review examined issues relating to funding for comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the impact of activity in this area. The commissioned material complemented information obtained from previous reviews and evaluations as well as that obtained from program data.

The papers in this series are:

    1. National Strategies for Improving Indigenous Health and Health Care (PDF 706 KB), by Judith Dwyer, Kate Silburn and Gai Wilson, La Trobe University

    The same publication in smaller sections:
    Prelims, Chapters 1-3, (PDF 402 KB)
    Chapters 4-5 and endnotes (PDF 328 KB)
    Appendix (PDF 134 KB)

    2. Investment Analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Program in the Northern Territory ( PDF 578KB) by Carol Beaver, Centre for Chronic Disease, University of Queensland and Yuejen Zhao, Health Gains Planning Unit, Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory

    The same publication in smaller sections:
    Summary, Introduction, Understanding the care continuum, Investment analysis (PDF 223 KB)
    Results, Sensitivity analysis, Disussion, Conclusions (PDF 296 KB)
    Attachments (PDF 167 KB)

    3. Costings Models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services (PDF 382 KB) by Econtech Pty Ltd

    4. Capacity Development in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service Delivery - Case Studies (PDF 543 KB) by Cindy Shannon and Helen Longbottom, Shannon Consulting Pty Ltd

    5. Cancer, Health Services and Indigenous Australians (PDF 239 KB) by John Condon, Co-operative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health

    6. Maternal and Child Health Care Services: Actions in the Primary Health Care Setting to Improve the Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of Childbearing Age, Infants and Young Children (PDF 369 KB) by Sandra Eades, Menzies School of Health Research

    7. Substance Misuse and Primary Health Care among Indigenous Australians (PDF 224 KB) by Dennis Gray, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology; Sherry Saggers, Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University; David Atkinson, Rural Clinical School, University of Western Australia; Phillipa Strempel, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology

    The opinions expressed in these papers are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government.

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