Adel Asaid

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BACKGROUND The ability to sustain comprehensive primary health care (PHC) services in the face of change is crucial to the health of rural communities. This paper illustrates how one service has proactively managed change to remain sustainable. METHODS A 6-year longitudinal evaluation of the Elmore Primary Health Service (EPHS) located in rural Victoria,(More)
The Elmore Primary Health Service is located in Elmore, 46 km northeast of Bendigo in central Victoria. The population of the town and surrounding district is approximately 5400. Elmore was formerly a campus of the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service until a service review enabled the development of a new model that brought together the local(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a conceptual framework for monitoring the relationship between health services and health outcomes in rural Australia. DESIGN AND SETTING Development of an evaluation framework for a rural comprehensive primary health service in Victoria. RESULTS Evidence regarding essential components for successful primary health care, and(More)
BACKGROUND Rural communities throughout Australia are experiencing demographic ageing, increasing burden of chronic diseases, and de-population. Many are struggling to maintain viable health care services due to lack of infrastructure and workforce shortages. Hence, they face significant health disadvantages compared with urban regions. Primary health care(More)
Strong primary healthcare (PHC) services are efficient, cost-effective and associated with better population health outcomes. However, little is known about the role and perspectives of PHC staff in creating a sustainable service. Staff from a single-point-of-entry primary health care service in Elmore, a small rural community in north-west Victoria, were(More)
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