Coordinated care for patients

A change is coming to primary healthcare in Australia. The introduction of Health Care Homes later this year promises to be a different experience for patients with chronic and complex conditions (see Table). Two-hundred GP practices will move from the current fee-for-service (MBS rebate) model to bundled payments for eligible enrolled patients. For further details visit Department of Health.

Health Care System Profiles

A useful resource for comparisons is The Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Center. In particular, the up-to-date Health Care System Profiles of 19 countries released 1 June.