Primary health care is the entry level to the health system and, as such, is usually a person’s first encounter with the health system. It includes a broad range of activities and services, from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions.
More reports and statistics on primary health care can be found under Hospitals.
was spent on primary health care in 2014–15
medications were prescribed by GPs
medications were provided directly to the patient
people saw a GP in the previous year
non-referred encounters with GPs were claimed
of people saw 3 or more health professionals for the same condition
million episodes of care were delivered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific services
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