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NHMRC Grant Success

Congratulations to Rachael and the team on their recent National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant success.

Nearly 10% of admissions to hospital are thought to be potentially preventable. It has been proposed that timely and effective primary care services can prevent the onset of complications and reduce hospitalisations. This is a four year NHMRC funded study titled ‘Does continuity of primary care reduce demand on emergency department presentations and hospital admissions?’ The study is
led by Associate Professor Rachael Moorin (School of Public Health, Curtin) in collaboration with Professor Mark Harris (Department of Econometrics & Quantitative Modelling, Curtin) and Professor Jane Harris (Centre for Health Economics Research & Evaluation, UTS). It will evaluate the influence of regular ongoing contact with a general practitioner on emergency department visits and preventable hospitalisations for patients with a range of national priority acute medical and chronic / complex conditions using Commonwealth and State based linked administrative data pertaining to WA and NSW.

Associate Professor Rachael Moorin, Faculty of Health Sciences