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Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions

Posted on: 3 September, 2012
Issue: Vol 12 No 3, July 2012 - September 2012
Related to Diabetes Oral health Respiratory health Hospitalisation Policies

Katterl R, Anikeeva O, Butler C, Brown L, Smith B, Bywood P (2012)
Potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia: causes for hospitalisations and primary health care interventions
Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research and Information Service

This publication reports on a review of evidence on the impact of Australian wide initiatives which reduce potentially avoidable hospitalisation (PAH). It focuses on three common conditions that result in PAHs: diabetes complications; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dental problems. Risk factors for PAHs include having an Indigenous background. This population group often experiences difficulties accessing primary health care leading to PAH. The report outlines approaches which can help reduce PAHs.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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