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July 2012
PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: Causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions
This Policy Issue Review examined the literature related to “Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: Causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions”.
Katterl R, Anikeeva O, Butler C, Brown L, Smith B, Bywood P. (2012). Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: Causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions. PHCRIS Policy Issue Review. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service.

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Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013

The 2013 Annual Report has been themed around knowledge exchange and our activity and resources in the areas of engagement, information sharing, research synthesis and translation and capacity building and highlights the successes PHCRIS has had over the year. Primary Health Care Research & Informa…

July 2014

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Annual Report 2012

The 2012 Annual Report has been themed around knowledge exchange and our activity and resources in the areas of engagement, information sharing, research synthesis and translation and capacity building and highlights the successes PHCRIS has had over the year. Primary Health Care Research & Informa…

July 2013

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Annual Report 2011

In 2011, PHCRIS undertook significant strategic planning to determine its place and direction in the changing primary health care research, policy and practice environment. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2012). Annual Report 2011. Ed: Anikeeva O, McIntyre E, Binelli K, Carne A…

June 2012

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Annual Report 2010

As a knowledge exchange organisation, PHCRIS is striding forward in many ways. What continues to encourage and delight us is the willingness of the sector to work with us in sharing and exchanging information and knowledge. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2011). Annual Report 2…

March 2011

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Annual Report 2009

Throughout 2009 the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service engaged with and learned from stakeholders so that we could generate, manage and share information about Australian primary health care. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2010). Annual Report 2009. Ed: Heaselg…

June 2010

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Annual Report 2008

For PHCRIS, 2008 was a year for evaluation and forward planning against a background of health reform and change for policy, research, and primary health care organisations such as the Divisions Network. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2009). Annual Report 2008. Ed: Nisbet S, M…

April 2009

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Annual Report 2007

Since 2000 PHCRIS has matured to become a confident capable organisation which possesses great corporate knowledge. As an information service we aim to embody what the literature continues to suggest, that knowledge management encompasses both relationships and information management systems. What …

May 2008

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Annual Report 2006

This annual report illustrates PHCRIS' achievements in 2006 as a result of our creative and energetic staff members working productively on the substantial business plan we negotiated with the Department of Health and Ageing. The focus of PHCRIS' core business is the activities and outcomes of the …

April 2007

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Annual Report 2005

2005 was the tenth anniversary of PHCRIS establishment and the first year of a new four year funding agreement for PHCRIS, between Flinders University and the Primary Care Division of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The highlights of the year which are listed in this rep…

June 2006

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Annual Report 2004

As a result of the efforts of PHCRIS staff in 2004, much information and many ideas have been exchanged between researchers, practitioner organisations such as Divisions of General Practice, and policy makers at national, state and local level. Information about Divisions and the PHC RED strategy h…

March 2005

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Annual Report 2003

In 2003 PHCRIS completed the third year of the current contract between the Department of Health and Ageing and Flinders University. An external review of PHCRIS commenced in October 2003, and DoHA extended the PHCRIS contract until the end of 2004, to allow time for this review to be completed and…

May 2004

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Annual Report 2002

We have had a very productive year in 2002. Under our new name, the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, we built on sound foundations laid down by the National Information Service since 1995, modifying our key functions in accordance with input from our Steering Committee and extens…

June 2003

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Report of Activities: 2001

PHCRIS is well placed as a national centre to observe and comment on GPEP (General Practice Evaluation Program), PHC RED (Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development) program and the Divisions program. It provides a single point of access to information about Australian general practic…

May 2002

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Report of Activities: 2000-2001

"The NIS has completed another successful year based in the Department of General Practice at Flinders University. Adelaide. It has been a year marked by internal and external changes, which have provided a challenging environment in which to complete the year's business plan". (Professor Louis Pil…

March 2001

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Report of Activities July 1998-January 2000

This comprehensive report highlights our major activities in the areas of research and evaluation, electronically based activities in collection, storage and dissemination of information, and our ever-expanding library of NIS publications. The Report reflects our engagement with current issues in g…

July 2000


Annual Survey of Divisions (ASD)

Summary Data Report of the 2011-2012 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

The Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) conducted the Annual Survey of Divisions (ASD) on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. As part of their contractual obligations, all Divisions of General Practice are required to complete the Survey w…

May 2013

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Summary Data Report of the 2010-2011 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

Carne A, Howard, S, Bywood P. (2012). Summary Data Report of the 2010-2011 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University, and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

July 2012

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Summary Data Report of the 2009-2010 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

Carne A, Moretti C, Smith, B, Bywood P. (2011). Summary Data Report of the 2009-2010 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University, and Australian Government Department of Health an…

October 2011

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Summary Data Report of the 2008-2009 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

Moretti C, Carne A, & Bywood P. (2010). Summary Data Report of the 2008-2009 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice. Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, Discipline of General Practice, Flinders University, and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

July 2011

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Summary Data Report of the 2007-2008 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

The Divisions Network today consists of 111 Divisions, six State Based Organisations (SBOs), two hybrid SBO-Divisions (ACT and NT) and the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN), having evolved from the ten demonstration Divisions funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Age…

November 2009

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Moving ahead. Report of the 2006-07 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

Divisions of General Practice are an important part of the primary health care system. In 2008, the Australian Government renewed funding arrangements for the Divisions of General Practice Program for a further four years, from 2008-09 to 2011-12. This recognises the important role that the Divis…

October 2008

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Making a difference. Report of the 2005-2006 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

In 2007 the Australian Government renewed funding to Divisions of General Practice to 2010-11 thus ensuring the continued delivery of diverse and responsive primary care programs and services across Australia. This commitment recognises the important role Divisions of General Practice play in link…

July 2007

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Making the connections. Report of the 2004-2005 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

The results from the 2004-05 Annual Survey of Divisions add to the growing evidence of the evolution of Divisions and contribute to what is now a comprehensive knowledge base about Divisions, the broad range of activities in which they are involved and the program outcomes they are achieving.For Di…

July 2006

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Divisions: the Network evolves. report of the 2003-2004 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

This Report presents a summary of activities in 2003-04 based on information provided by 100% of Divisions of General Practice through the Annual Survey of divisions, which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.Individual Divisions of General Practice described key …

May 2005

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Divisions: a matter of balance. Results of the 2002-2003 Annual Survey of Divisions

Divisions of General Practice have been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing since 1992. They are local organisations that aim to unite GPs and increase their capacity to work cooperatively with other health providers. One of the key challenges that face Divisions is …

February 2004

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Ten Years On: Results of the 2001-2002 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

The 8th in a series, this report contains the results of the 2001-2002 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice. Over the past ten years, Divisions have evolved from small, project-based organisations, to experienced organisations with more than 1,100 staff undertaking multiple activities in …

March 2003

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Practices, partnerships and population health: Report on the 2000-2001 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice

Divisions of General Practice have become central in the planning and delivery of primary health care in Australia. This report is the 7th in a series, and provides a valuable national overview of the activities and characteristics of all 123 Divisions of General Practice in Australia in 2000-2001.…

July 2002

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Distinct Divisions: Report on the 1999/2000 Annual Survey of Divisions of General Practice in Australia

Did you know that the proportion of Divisions involved in health promotion in mental health increased from 59% of Divisions in 1998/99 to 76% in 1999/2000? Or the 86% of Divisions had formal mechanisms for consumer involvement in their Division in 1999/2000. This report includes this and other info…

June 2001

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Diverse Divisions: A report of the 1998-99 Annual Survey of Divisions

The report indicates that Divisions, at the onset of outcomes based block grant funding, are substantial organisations, with multiple links to other health services and community groups, implementing a wide variety of activities for maintenance and development of accessible general practice service…

July 2000

Dynamic Divisions: A report of the 1997-98 Annual Survey of Divisions

The report of the 1997-98 Annual Survey of Divisions documents the growing profile of Divisions and their range of activities in the community. The move to block grant funding has been accompanied by many positive effects. These include the introduction of long term programs related to local health…

August 1999


Brochures and Product cards

Product card: Policy Issue Review

PHCRIS is a leader in sharing information and knowledge to support Australian primary health care. It achieves this by providing high quality information that is valid, relevant, accessible, timely, comprehensive and tailored. PHCRIS Policy Issue Reviews are detailed reports on topical issues rele…

May 2014

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Product card: www.phcris.org.au

Designed to increase and promote the sharing of information and knowledge, this website is an integral point of communication for anyone with an interest in primary health care in Australia. Visit the website to access all of our resources, publications and data sources. [Original: February 2008 …

February 2014

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Product card: eBulletin

Stay ahead of the pack. Get the latest primary health care news and evidence delivered straight to your inbox. PHCRIS does the hard work. We trawl through the journals, scour the websites, and read the headlines to keep you up to date and informed. [Original: June 2011 | Revised: February 2014]…

February 2014

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Product card: Getting Started Guides (formerly infoBytes)

These online guides provide a straightforward introduction to primary health care and useful instructions to build and apply practical skills in primary health care research and knowledge exchange. With Getting Started Guides you can expand your knowledge of: - Primary health care - Knowledge…

February 2014

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Product card: RESEARCH ROUNDup

RESEARCH ROUNDup gives an overview of current Australian primary health care research in areas relevant to Australian Government health policy directions. It sets the context, informs the reader about relevant Australian research, and opens the door into the area, providing links to key articles …

February 2014

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Product card: PHCRED

The PHCRED Strategy is a nationwide research program funded by the Australian Government that is improving Australia’s capacity to produce high-quality primary health care research. Hosted on the PHCRIS website are the PHCRED pages, a central knowledge deposit featuring information about all ele…

February 2014

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Product card: PHCRIS infonet

Objective and informed, PHCRIS infonet will keep you up to date with what’s happening across primary health care. This newsletter is a great resource full of news, reviews, tips and advice and articles written by your peers. If you want to stay ahead of the curve subscribe today, it’s free! All…

February 2014

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Product card: Acronyms

Do you know the difference between ACCHO and ACCHS, or GPEP and GPET?Primary health care literature can be a confusion of acronyms.To help you navigate this potential minefield PHCRIS maintains a searchable database of more than 1000 acronyms and counting. Add this resource to your favourites today…

February 2014

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Product card: Fact Sheets

Want to give a winning presentation? Want to start a collaborative project? Want to know how to get published in an academic journal? Looking for a mentor? Our fact sheets have been designed to present information simply, clearly and succinctly. We’ve scoured the web and talked to the experts to…

February 2014

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Brochure: PHCRIS Make us your information service

The Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS) is a source and filter providing quality primary health care research, resources and information, and the PHCRIS website is your gateway to them all.PHCRIS provides such a wide variety of resources, that no matter where you are in…

February 2014

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Product card: Knowledge Exchange

Looking to improve your knowledge exchange? Then look no further.PHCRIS can help you link up with researchers and decision-makers, to better understand each other’s goals and professional cultures, and to influence each other’s work.We facilitate opportunities for forging new partnerships and …

February 2014

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Product card: PHC Search Filter

The Primary Health Care Search Filter has been developed to provide efficient and effective real-time search and retrieval of primary health care articles from a large bibliographic database, PubMed. The PHC Search Filter features: - Quick & easy access to primary health care literature using rea…

February 2014

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Product card: Fast Facts

PHCRIS has released a new series of cards for our stakeholders - Looking for information about primary health care in a hurry? Fast Facts can tell you GP, practice nurse and practice numbers in your state plus a whole lot more... This is a must see! Based on information collected in the Annual Surv…

June 2011

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Product card: Divisions Network Reporting

PHCRIS has released a new series of cards for our stakeholders - Looking for information or help with Divisions Network reporting? Access an overview of the reporting requirements and framework for the Divisions Network, view Division or State Based Organisation (SBO) profiles or use our interacti…

June 2011

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Product card: ROAR - Register Of Australian primary health care Research

What you will find in ROAR: A directory of current and completed primary health care research projects Profiles of primary health care researchers Links to primary health care research organisations A list of primary health care funding sources What can ROAR do for you: Raise awareness o…

February 2008

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Primary Health Care Research & Information Service - 2007 Highlights

PHCRIS' purpose is to inform, influence and enhance primary health care practice, policy and research by generating, managing and sharing timely relevant information. Here are the highlights from PHCRIS for 2007. PHCRIS. (2008). Primary Health Care Research & Information Service - 2007 Highlights.…

February 2008

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Primary Health Care Research & Information Service - 2006 Highlights

PHCRIS' purpose is to inform, influence and enhance primary health care practice, policy and research by generating, managing and sharing timely relevant information. Here are the highlights from PHCRIS for 2006. PHCRIS. (2007). Primary Health Care Research & Information Service - 2006 Highlights.…

March 2007

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Consumers

Consumers & Non-Clinical Researchers in General Practice Research, Evaluation & Development

The NIS has recently completed research into the extent of the involvement of non-clinicians and consumers in general practice research, evaluation and development. The research was based upon Recommendations 165 and 166 of the General Practice Strategy Review (1998). Magarey A, Lyons G, Siegmann K…

December 1999

Collaborative Consumer Workshop on GP Research and Evaluation

In order to foster collaborative research between consumers and general practice researchers, a workshop was held in October 1996. The workshop was a joint venture between the Consumers' Health Forum of Australia, the National Information Service and the General Practice Branch of the Department of…

December 1999


Divisions of General Practice

Divisions Performance Indicator Report 2009-2010: Closing the gap

This report presents a thematic analysis of qualitative data regarding activities undertaken as part of the Closing the Gap program, provided by the Divisions of General Practice for the 2009-2010 reporting period. Anikeeva O, Katterl R, Bywood P. (2011). Divisions Performance Indicator Report 200…

January 2012

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Divisions Performance Indicator Report 2008-2009: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks and Assessments

The Divisions Performance Indicator (DPI) report examines the use of a number of Medicare items aimed at providing preventive primary health care services to limit the development of chronic disease in Division catchment areas to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia…

October 2011

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Divisions Performance Indicator Report 2008-2009: Practice Nurse Services

Divisions of General Practice used data from Medicare Australia in their reports against the practice nurse National Performance Indicator for 2008-2009. This substantial contribution to better access was associated with Divisions of General Practice activities to support practices and nurses. More…

October 2011

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Divisions Performance Indicator Report 2008-2009: Divisions' ability to meet reporting thresholds

This report examines patterns in the ability of Divisions to gather data required to report on four National Performance Indicators: Chronic Disease Management 1, 2, and 3, and Prevention 4, for their 12 month reports. Katterl R, Kalucy E. (2010). Divisions Performance Indicator Report 2008-09: Di…

October 2011

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What Divisions Do. A snapshot of the General Practice Network 2006-2007

Based on information drawn from the Annual Survey of Divisions, 2006-07, prepared by the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. The unique advantage of the general practice network is its capacity to deliver national health solutions tailored to meet the needs of its members' local co…

November 2008

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Individual feedback of results of the Annual Survey of Divisions: Do Divisions find it useful or are we not comparing apples with apples?

The aim of this project was to gather systematic information about the reactions of Divisions of General Practice to the individual feedback that was sent out at the beginning of 2004. Specifically, the aim was to determine Divisions' attitudes regarding the relevance, usefulness and accuracy of th…

February 2005

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Sharing the Know-how: An exploration into knowledge sharing between Divisions of General Practice

There are more than 120 Divisions of General Practice across Australia conducting a wide range of projects and programs in primary health care. Divisions have gained expertise and 'know-how' about the reasons that projects and activities were successful or unsuccessful. In order to understand how t…

November 2003

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Feeding Back the Results: Individual feedback to Divisions of General Practice with data from the Annual Survey of Divisions

Each year Divisions of General Practice staff spend a considerable amount of time and energy completing the Annual Survey of Divisions (ASD), the comprehensive survey administered by PHCRIS under contract from the Dept of Health and Ageing. When PHCRIS reviewed the Annual Survey in 2001, Divisions …

April 2003

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Strategic Evaluation of Divisions of General Practice

This evaluation, commissioned by the Divisions Evaluation Advisory Group, describes the changes occurring in Divisions' priorities and activities associated with the change to outcomes based block grant funding. The evaluation compares the activities and expenditure of twenty-seven Divisions in 199…

January 1999

Summaries of Divisions Projects, 1993-1996

This is an updated overview of research funded through the Divisions Program since its inception and includes three hundred and fifty-seven projects approved from the 1996 round, as at December 1996. (Projects from the 1996 round approved since December 1996 have not been included.) As in the compa…

December 1997

Summaries of Divisions Projects, 1993-1995

This publication provides an overview of research funded through the Divisions Program over the past three years. A brief summary of the aims of each project is provided, making this a valuable resource for all those interested in research and service activities in general practice.

December 1996


Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Maximising the influence of your research on policy

Researchers and policy makers contribute different skills, knowledge and perspectives to the policy making process. Sustained, constructive communication between these groups supports the development of evidence informed public policy. [Original: Apr 2003 | Reprint: Jul 2005, May 2007 |Revised: Ap…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Mentoring matters

Mentoring is a process involving communication and relationships. It is the basis for the informal exchange of knowledge, information and support between a person who has these attributes and a person who needs them. This fact sheet lists key information about mentoring matters. [Original: Apr 20…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Design posters for maximum impact

Do you want your research or program evidence to effect changes to policy and practice? How can you use posters to communicate your key messages to those who matter? How can you maximise the impact of your poster and/or poster presentation? [Original: Oct 2005 | Revised: Mar 2006, Apr 2009, Oct 20…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Collaborative partnerships in research

Collaborative partnerships between researchers, practitioners, decision makers, consumers and community members can strengthen research. They can enhance the relevance of research questions, ensure that the research methods are appropriate and feasible, and improve the chances of research funding. …

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Conference works: getting the most out of conferences

Conferences provide the opportunity to keep up with new developments, present ideas, meet people who inspire you to think or work differently, foster communication and form new relationships (Collins, 2000). In this fact sheet, we outline ways you can enhance the experience of attending conferences…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Oral presentations: preparation and delivery

Presentations can be positive experiences. There are a few things you can do to ease the strain to ensure that your presentation runs smoothly. This resource has been prepared to assist you with the planning and delivery of your next paper presentation. [Original: Apr 2009 | Revised: Oct 2011, Feb…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Multimedia conference presentations

Designing a great multimedia presentation is an art in itself. We have put together a few guidelines you might like to keep in mind when you are creating your next presentation. You will find the following tips most relevant for 10 minute conference presentations. The step-by-step points are speci…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Publishing in peer review journals: criteria for success

Publishing in peer review papers facilitates knowledge sharing, thereby enabling individuals and organisations to contribute to the body of evidence on best practice. The following criteria have been developed to increase the chances of your paper being published in a peer reviewed journal. [Orig…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Conducting effective skill building workshops

Workshops that build both research and clinical skills are popular learning events in primary health care. They are cost effective compared with individual training activities and provide a means of connecting the material to be learned to the leaders' context, as well as providing opportunities fo…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Engaging the Media: Promoting your work to the media

Attracting the attention of media organisations can be challenging. Deciding how best to 'pitch' your work and through which medium can be challenging. This fact sheet will arm you with tips and tools to improve your chances of securing media coverage. Be confident and direct about your research - …

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Engaging the Media: Writing a succinct media release

Media releases offer the opportunity to promote and publicise details about your work to the media. When written well media releases will highlight key messages about your work, be immediately interesting and eye-catching to the journalist. This fact sheet highlights what to consider when writing a…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Engaging the Media: Being interviewed

Health and medical research is one of the most widely reported sources of news. At some point in your primary health care research career, you are likely to be invited to take part in a media interview. This will be a vital opportunity to publicise your research specialty area and your latest resea…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Primary Health Care Matters

This Fact Sheet includes definitions, position statements and suggested reading about primary health care as well as outlining the differences between comprehensive and selected PHC. And as a hard copy it can be disseminated at conferences and workshops or around the office. [Original: October 201…

February 2014

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Fact Sheet: Writing great abstracts

An abstract is a short piece of writing that presents the essential elements of a larger work in a powerful manner. If you are having trouble writing them and need guidance, or want to improve your abstracts writing skills then this Fact Sheet is a must for you. [Original: November 2011| Revised:…

February 2014

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Newsletters

PHCRIS infonet (formerly GPinfonet)

A bi-monthly newsletter designed to inform, influence and enhance primary health care practice, policy and research. PHCRIS infonet aims to maximise communication sharing between the Divisions Network, primary health care researchers and policy advisors. Subscribe to this free service to receive yo…

March 2012

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RESEARCH ROUNDup

RESEARCH ROUNDup is a PHCRIS resource aimed at keeping you up-to-date with new Australian primary health care research. RESEARCH ROUNDup is an abbreviated review of major citation databases and freely available literature and describes research relevant to key Australian Government health policy di…

October 2008

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PHCRIS eBulletin

Get the latest primary health care news and evidence delivered straight to your inbox. PHCRIS does the hard work. We trawl through the journals, scour the websites, read the headlines to keep you to date and informed. PHCRIS eBulletin is delivered weekly. Primary Health Care Research & Information …

December 2007

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FOCUS on... (formerly JournalWatch)

With the aim of informing primary health care policy in Australia, this research summarises examples of key recent research findings identified by the authors. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2005). FOCUS on... Adelaide: PHCRIS.

August 2005

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PHCRED

Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2014

Snapshot 2014 presents 14 inspiring stories of research projects that have had, and will continue to have, a tangible impact on policy and practice in Australia—though the exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2014). Snapshot of Aust…

July 2014

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2013

This snapshot of recent Australian research profiles the aims and successes of the eight APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence and demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2013). Snapshot o…

July 2013

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2012

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2012). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2012. Ed: Carne A, McIntyre E, Baird…

July 2012

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2011

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2011). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2011. Ed: Lunnay B, McIntyre E, Kalu…

July 2011

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2010

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2010). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2010. Ed: Lunnay B, McIntyre E, Kalu…

July 2010

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Stocktake of primary health care research in Australia

Since the commencement of the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) strategy in 2000, research targeted on Primary Health Care services, and on the health care system as it relates to Primary Health Care has been a focus for many academic and clinical primary health care…

May 2010

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Evaluation of the Researcher Development Program (RDP) of the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy: The Fellows’ perspective

This study examines the extent to which the Researcher Development Program (RDP) has impacted on knowledge, attitudes and practice in relation to research and to develop a profile of RDP participants. RDP fellows (appointed between 2005 and 2009) were invited to complete an on-line survey which loo…

March 2010

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2009

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2009). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research. Ed: Nisbet S, Kalucy L, McIntyre E,…

June 2009

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2008). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research. Ed: Eckermann S, McIntyre E, Kalucy…

May 2008

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Learnings from the 2006 RCBI annual reports

2006 was a very productive year for the Research Capacity Building Initiative (RCBI) component of the Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy.Funding was provided to many researchers (n=265) at all levels of their career and their research including 67 Researcher D…

February 2008

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Allied health integration: Collaborative care for arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis, are prevalent in the Australian population, and they impose a substantial burden on the healthcare system and the community. Much of the care for MSK conditions is provided in primary health care (PH…

August 2014

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Quality improvement financial incentives for general practitioners

This Policy Issue Review explores recent findings about financial incentives that encourage improvements in the quality and safety of care delivered in general practice. International comparisons across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States are included. Oliver-Ba…

May 2014

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Fly-in Fly-out/ Drive-in Drive-out practices and health service delivery in rural areas of Australia

This Policy Issue Review investigates claims that Fly-in Fly-out/ Drive-in Drive-out (FIFO/DIDO) groups are placing a burden on Australian rural health care services. Based on a rapid review of current literature, and including mining and seasonal workers, as well as grey nomads, the size and healt…

March 2014

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Integrated care: What policies support and influence integration in health care in Australia?
Report 1

This Policy Issue Review, which is the first of a series of five on integrated primary health care (PHC), examines integration at the macro level. It maps out the policies, agreements and other documents that explicitly refer to integrated care. This map forms a baseline/foundation document of PHC…

September 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Integrated care: What policies support and influence integration in health care across New Zealand, England, Canada and the United States?
Report 2

This Policy Issue Review, which is the second of a series of five on integrated primary health care (PHC) aims to identify PHC policies that influence integrated care in regions of NZ, England, Canada and the US; and to examine mechanisms within these policies that enable health service integration…

September 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Integrated care: What strategies and other arrangements support and influence integration at the meso/organisational level?
Report 3

This Policy Issue Review, which is the third of a series of five on integrated primary health care (PHC), examines integration at the meso level. It aims to identify meso level organisations in Australia (and internationally) and discuss their roles in enabling integration in PHC; explore the model…

September 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Medicare Locals: A model for primary health care integration?
Report 4

This Policy Issue Review, which is the fourth of a series of five on integrated primary health care (PHC), aims to present a brief background around integration and Medicare Locals (ML); describe the nature of the study; highlight results using representative quotes from the research participants; …

September 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Integrated care: What can be done at the micro level to influence integration in primary health care?
Report 5

This Policy Issue Review, which is the fifth of a series of five on integrated primary health care (PHC), aims to identify factors that influence the delivery of integrated services to consumers at the micro level of the PHC system. This report will examine national and international (NZ, England, …

September 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Telehealth in primary health care settings within Australia and internationally

This Policy Issue Review examines the evidence on telehealth models in Australia and elsewhere, specifically focusing on real-time videoconsultations involving patients, primary health care providers, and specialists. Bywood P, Raven M, Butler C. (2013). Telehealth in primary health care settings w…

June 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Allied health video consultation services

This Policy Issue Review focuses on interactive, real-time videoconsultations provided by allied health practitioners (AHPs) to non-hospitalised patients, in settings including residential aged care facilities and private homes. Allied health professions included in this report are: Audiologists, …

June 2013

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: Causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions

This Policy Issue Review examined the literature related to “Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: Causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions”. Katterl R, Anikeeva O, Butler C, Brown L, Smith B, Bywood P. (2012). Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Au…

July 2012

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Regionally-based needs assessment in Australian primary health care

This Policy Issue Review summarises a range of different approaches to undertaking regional needs assessments in primary health care. Katterl R, Jackson-Bowers E, Hagger C, Bywood P. (2011). Regionally-based needs assessment in Australian primary health care. PHCRIS Policy Issue Review. Adelaide: P…

January 2012

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Disparities in primary health care utilisation: Who are the disadvantaged groups? How are they disadvantaged? What interventions work?

This Policy Issue Review draws on recent evidence to provide a picture of who in Australia experiences poor access to primary health care services, including particular areas of need, and how such needs may be remedied through intervention approaches that focus on equitable distribution of quality …

June 2011

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Initiatives to integrate primary and acute health care, including ambulatory care services

This Policy Issue Review examined information regarding Initiatives to integrate primary and acute health care, including ambulatory services. Bywood PT, Jackson-Bowers E, Muecke S. (2011). Initiatives to integrate primary and acute health care, including ambulatory care services. PHCRIS Policy Iss…

March 2011

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Local community reporting models for regional primary health care organisations

This Policy Issue Review examined information regarding Models for regional primary health care organisations reporting to local communities. Muecke S. (2010). Local community reporting models for regional primary health care organisations. PHCRIS Policy Issue Review. Adelaide: Primary Health Care …

November 2010

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Patient Experience of health care performance

This Policy Issue Review examined the mechanisms for measuring patient experience of primary health care; and identified how patient experience has been used in Australia and overseas to inform policy and practice. Kalucy L, Katterl R, Jackson-Bowers E. (2009). Patient Experience of health care per…

November 2009

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PHCRIS Policy Issue Review: Models of patient enrolment

This Policy Issue Review is an overview of enrolment models relevant to Australian primary health care. A predetermined report structure was designed, reflecting the dimensions of the study questions and searching was targeted, seeking information sources to answer specific, predetermined question…

May 2009

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Primary Health Care and General Practice

Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2014

Snapshot 2014 presents 14 inspiring stories of research projects that have had, and will continue to have, a tangible impact on policy and practice in Australia—though the exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2014). Snapshot of Aust…

July 2014

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2013

This snapshot of recent Australian research profiles the aims and successes of the eight APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence and demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2013). Snapshot o…

July 2013

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2012

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2012). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2012. Ed: Carne A, McIntyre E, Baird…

July 2012

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2011

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2011). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2011. Ed: Lunnay B, McIntyre E, Kalu…

July 2011

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2010

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2010). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2010. Ed: Lunnay B, McIntyre E, Kalu…

July 2010

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Primary Health Care Research Contribution Project: The contribution of primary health care research to the 2008-9 health reform process in Australia

This project analysed publicly available information on the websites of the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission, The National Primary Health Care Strategy and the Preventative Health Taskforce to establish what contribution Primary Health Care research and researchers have made to health…

December 2009

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Primary Health Care Research Impact - how does this happen?

Given that much primary health care research is conducted to have an impact, we were interested in exploring the pathways by which primary health care research projects achieve an impact. Our aim was to determine the impact of primary health care research. Kalucy E, McIntyre E, Jackson Bowers E,…

July 2009

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2009

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2009). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research. Ed: Nisbet S, Kalucy L, McIntyre E,…

June 2009

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Exploring the impact of primary health care research: Final Report Stage 2 Primary Health Care Research Impact project

PHC RIP Stage 2 was undertaken during 2007. This study used a web-based questionnaire based on the Buxton and Hanney Payback Framework to gather information on the impact of a sample (n=17) of Australian primary health care research projects. The study examined, from the perspective of the chief i…

February 2009

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Connecting people. The magic of networking at conferences

The General Practice and Primary Health Care (GP & PHC) Research Conference is an annual national event that has been the overarching conference in primary health care research in Australia, bringing together researchers, primary health care practitioners, policy advisors and other professional gro…

June 2008

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Snapshot of Australian primary health care research

This snapshot of recent Australian research projects demonstrates the potential for primary health care research to improve the health of Australians. Primary Health Care Research & Information Service. (2008). Snapshot of Australian primary health care research. Ed: Eckermann S, McIntyre E, Kalucy…

May 2008

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Primary Health Care Research Impact Project - Final Report Stage 1

The purpose of this project was to develop a way to determine the impact of primary health care research and as part of this aim we trialled the use of the Buxton and Hanney Payback Framework and their methods of data collection to determine the impact of four nationally funded projects. The method…

February 2007

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What supports Effective Links between Divisions of General Practice and universities? Opportunity and Fair Relationships

Fostering Effective Links between Divisions of general practice and the university sector around research and evaluation activity is important. Effective Links between these sectors can contribute to quality in general practice, by supporting relevant, rigorous and reliable activity, building capac…

June 2005

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Primary Health Care and General Practice: a scoping report

This report aims to clarify some of the similarities and differences between primary health care and general practice. The term 'primary health care' (PHC) gained widespread currency following the 1978 International Conference on Primary Health Care held by the WHO and UNICEF at Alma-Ata. This repo…

August 2003

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Australian General Practice Research: Investigators' experiences of diffusion, dissemination and implementation of research results

Between 2001-2002 PHCRIS conducted a study to explore the dissemination of the General Practice Evaluation Program (GPEP) research. The results have implications for policy, practice and research in general practice and primary health care settings. Beacham B, Hale M, Lowcay B, McIntyre E, Kalucy L…

March 2003

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Priorities for PHCRED in Australia

As a major initiative under the PHCRED Strategy, the General Practice Partnership Advisory Council commissioned a comprehensive two-stage process to identify the major research priorities in the field of primary health care. The Primary Health Care Research and Information Service, Flinders Univers…

March 2003

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Foundations for Future Research

This study aims to support future research, in particular that initiated through the PHCRED strategy, by raising awareness of the relevance of recent GPEP projects. It brings the existence of recent research funded through GPEP, much of which has not been published in peer-reviewed journals, to the…

December 2001

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Primary Health Care and General Practice: the way ahead

This report follows on from Primary Health Care and General Practice: a scoping report and describes strategies to overcome barriers in relation to integration, health care teams and health promotion activities in general practice. Raupach J, Kalucy L, Magarey A, Hurley C. (2001). Primary Health Ca…

December 2001

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Dissemination Matters.... Thinking Beyond the Project: Workshop summary, November 2002

A workshop by:Alwin Chong - Research and Ethics, Aboriginal Health Council of SA IncSharon Cruse - Aboriginal Programs, Drug and Alcohol Services CouncilMichael Duffy - Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical HealthPrimary Health Care Research & Information Service

May 2001

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The Scope of General Practice Evaluation Program Research

The NIS undertook this audit in order to assess the subject areas covered and methods used by General Practice Evaluation Program (GPEP) research completed between 1997 and 1999, to identify gaps in subject areas covered and to describe methodological strengths and weaknesses.

December 2000

Decade of GPEP Projects, 1990-1999

We have now completed ten years of GPEP funded research. This publication brings together all of the projects funded under GPEP, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the body of research. We have included projects in progress and identified abandoned projects, as well as the usual inclus…

December 2000

An Anthology of Literature Reviews by GPEP Researchers, Volume 2

This report is an update of our popular Anthology of Literature Reviews by GPEP Researchers. The eleven reviews covered in this report come from GPEP projects which were initiated during 1997-8, and for which the NIS had received final reports containing suitable reviews. A collection such as this …

March 2000

Linking General Practice with Population Health

This report demonstrates the links between general practice and population health in research funded by the General Practice Evaluation Program (GPEP). Prior to the GP Strategy Review, population health was not an identified priority for this program; however, during the period 1992-8, there was co…

December 1999

Instruments used in General Practice Research and Evaluation in General Practice

The aim of this publication is to provide a resource for researchers in Australian general practice - both within and beyond the General Practice Evaluation Program. It arose from our observation that GPEP projects have produced a wealth of research instruments whose use needs to be maximised. It i…

December 1998

Considering Quality

This report is an assessment of 40 GPEP Projects identified as investigating quality in general practice that were completed between 1990 and 1996. The report addresses methodological issues and examples of best practice in research; summarises and disseminates key findings from GPEP projects inves…

December 1997

Profile of Completed GPEP Projects 1996-1997

A companion publication to the 1990-1995 Profile (described above), this contains a profile of GPEP projects completed between 1996-1997.

December 1997

Profile of Completed GPEP Projects 1990-1995

This is a profile of GPEP projects completed between 1990-1995. A descriptive overview, summarised with minimal interpretation, is provided. This publication allows a rapid understanding of the scope of the program and its achievements. It is a useful document for all those who have been involved i…

December 1995



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