Does continuity of primary care reduce demand on emergency department presentations and hospital admissions? [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Rachael Moorin (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Delia Hendrie Mr David Gibson Prof David Preen Prof Jane Hall
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Brief description Nearly 10% of admissions to hospital are thought to be potentially preventable. It has been proposed that timely and effective primary care services can prevent the onset of complications and reduce hospitalisations. This study will evaluate the influence of regular ongoing contact with a general practitioner on emergency department visits and preventable hospitalisations for patients with a range of national priority acute medical and chronic / complex conditions

Funding Amount $AUD 822,155.01

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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