Reaching those with the greatest need: how Australian primary health care service managers, practitioners and funders understand and respond to health inequity

dc.contributor.author Freeman, Toby
dc.contributor.author Baum, Fran
dc.contributor.author Lawless, Angela Patricia
dc.contributor.author Jolley, Gwyneth Margaret
dc.contributor.author Labonte, Ronald
dc.contributor.author Bentley, Michael William
dc.contributor.author Boffa, John
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-15T06:07:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-15T06:07:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-15
dc.description Author version made available in accordance with the publisher's policy en
dc.description.abstract Equity of access to services and in health outcomes are key goals of Primary Health Care. This study considers understandings of equity and perceptions of current performance in relation to equity amongst Primary Health Care service staff, health service executives, and funders. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with managers, practitioners, and administration staff at five Primary Health Care services in Adelaide and one in Alice Springs as well as with South Australian funders and regional health service executives (N = 68). Services were responding to health inequity by taking actions to improve equitable access to their service, facilitating equitable access to health care more generally, and advocating and taking action on the social determinants of health inequities. As well as availability, affordability, and acceptability, our analysis indicated a fourth dimension of equity of access we named engagement. Our respondents were less able to point to examples of advocacy or action on the social determinants of health inequities than they were to examples of actions to improve equity of access. These findings indicate current strengths and also scope to encourage a broader and more comprehensive role for Primary Health Care in addressing health inequities. en
dc.identifier.citation Freeman, T., Baum, F., Lawless, A., Jolley, G., Labonte, R., Bentley, M., & Boffa, J. (2011). Reaching those with the greatest need: How Australian primary health care service managers, practitioners, and funders understand and respond to health inequity. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 17, 355-361. en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1071/PY11033 en
dc.identifier.issn 1448-7527
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35543
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher CSIRO Publishing en
dc.relation http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/535041 en
dc.relation.grantnumber NHMRC/535041 en
dc.rights Journal compilation © La Trobe University 2011 en
dc.rights.holder Journal compilation La Trobe University en
dc.rights.license In Copyright
dc.title Reaching those with the greatest need: how Australian primary health care service managers, practitioners and funders understand and respond to health inequity en
dc.type Article en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Bentley, Michael William: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3016-6194 en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Freeman, Toby: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2787-8580 en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Lawless, Angela Patricia: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0718-8088 en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookup Baum, Fran: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2294-1368 en_US
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