Primary Care Reform
We join our voices to the many others that are looking for transformational change in Primary Care.
Our healthcare system is complex, fragmented and siloed and technology solutions are not always available or accessible, especially in rural areas. The APAA is seeking holistic, person-centred healthcare where every Australian receives the care they need – when needed, where needed, leading to improved health outcomes. This will, in turn, prevent exacerbation of chronic disease and minimise co-morbidities which ultimately impact the acute health sector.
Changes in funding and workforce in Primary Care will form the foundation for gold standard but economical healthcare that will build the capacity, health literacy and empowerment of patients to enable self-management of chronic and complex disease and inform decision making, leading to more effective disease management.