Kees van Gool

MEc, PhD, Deputy Director, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW

How much of Australia’s health expenditure is allocated to general practice and primary healthcare?

International evidence suggests that systems with a focus on primary healthcare have better health outcomes and lower health costs.

How common is multiple general practice attendance in Australia?

With more than 25% of patients attending more than one general practice in the previous year, the quality and continuity of care for multiple practice attenders requires further investigation.