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Primary Health Networks

 

Description

A system of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) was established by the Australian Department of Health in July 2015 to replace the previous national system of Medicare Locals. The aim of the PHNs is to:

The PHNs work directly with general practitioners, other primary health care providers, secondary care providers and hospitals to ensure improved outcomes for patients. The six key priority areas for the PHNs are:

Abstract adapted from the Australian Government Department of Health

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Last updated: 16 September 2016
 
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