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Australian primary care collaboratives program



The Australian primary care collaboratives program supports general practices to improve clinical outcomes, help maintain good health for those with chronic and complex conditions, and improve access to Australian general practice by promoting a culture of quality improvement in primary health care.

The program comprises of a number of key elements:

Results from the program indicate that it has affected key changes within Australian primary care and better health outcomes for patients with chronic disease, including:

Phase one of the program was implemented from July 2004 to October 2007 and was managed by Flinders University. Phase two commenced in November 2007 and was managed by the Improvement Foundation. Phase three commenced in June 2011 and is again managed by the Improvement Foundation. The Improvement Foundation is currently implementing phase four of the program, which runs from July 2013 to June 2015.

Abstract adapted from the Department of Health


Improvement Foundation
Level 5, 19 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 3645
Rundle Mall SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8422 7400
Ph: 1800 771 522
Fax: (08) 8231 6690


Last updated: 12 October 2015
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