Evaluation of the GP Super Clinics Program 2007-2008

7.4.3 Alignment between Clinical and Business Model

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The two Program objectives which appeared to dominate in determining the focus of the GP Super Clinics were those related to the provision of multi-disciplinary care and the viability of the business model. In a business sense this is understandable, equating to ensuring the product and price achieve targets. Moreover, there appeared to be a genuine commitment by the majority of GP Super Clinic Directors, to the opportunity to provide multi-disciplinary care under this new model. However, it was recognised that the GP Super Clinics had to be financially sustainable, not only because it was one the Program objectives, but, possibly more importantly, because it was essential for recruitment and retention of the clinicians. Achieving a balance between driving the model of care and the financial model appears critical to the success of the GP Super Clinics in achieving all Program objectives.