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dc.contributor.authorFoster, Michele
dc.contributor.authorHenman, P.
dc.contributor.authorGable, A.
dc.contributor.authorDenton, M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-13T06:58:49Z
dc.date.available2018-04-13T06:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0144-2872en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01442872.2015.1118028en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172905
dc.description.abstractA range of institutional and financial instruments has been used to drive population health outcomes in primary health care in Australia. However, GP sovereignty and the corporatized nature of general practice have generated major challenges. The core of government reform strategy since 1992 has been the creation and financing of Primary HealthCare Organizations (PHCOs), in various forms, to provide an organizational basis to connect GPs to population health performance, and a closer link between the state and GPs. The shift from Divisions of General Practice, the first PHCO, to Medicare Locals (MLs) in 2011 was notable. The latter constructed the object of performance as a raft of broader population health goals, which were framed in terms of accountability to communities through public reporting. Drawing on interviews with Federal government, health professional associations, ML executives and GPs, this paper examines the ways in which such performance instruments were imagined and understood, and areas of contestation. The findings show the different rationalities at play and how different actors seek control of the policy space. They also demonstrate the political precariousness of PHCOs, and the wider difficulty of steering market-based professionals in the achievement of population health objectives.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom521en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto534en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPolicy Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume37en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160599en_US
dc.titlePopulation health performance as primary healthcare governance in Australia: professionals and the politics of performanceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Worken_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFoster, Michele M.


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