Amr Abou Elnour

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uicide is a topic of public health, public policy and general community interest. Accurate and timely suicide statistics are needed to measure and monitor this cause of death, to guide the development of prevention programs, and to enable evaluation and research. 1 The main source of suicide data in Australia is the national mortality database of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore patients' and carers' experiences of rural general practice to identify their perceptions of safety of care. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Four focus group interviews were conducted with 26 rural patients and carers in south-west Victoria between September and December 2012. Frequent users of general practice were recruited from(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) surveyors' perceptions of the impact of accreditation on patient safety and to elicit suggestions for improving patient safety in Australian general practices. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with a purposive national sample(More)
BACKGROUND Under a health reform after two decades, Primary Health Organisations (PHOs) in Australia were changed from Divisions of General Practice (DGP) to Medicare Locals (MLs). Following a review of Medicare Locals, in July 2015 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) replaced Medical Locals to potentially improve outcomes through supporting primary care and(More)
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