Key messages

  • The Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions Study 2001–2002 report fills information gaps about the delivery of primary care services across Victoria.
  • The report provides small area-level indicators that have both relevance and application to health planning.

The Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs) 2001-2002 report presents further detailed analysis of ACSCs in Victoria. It delivers timely information for regional and rural health planning by providing evidence on differentials in access to primary healthcare. It supplies regional and community profiles of ACSCs for community planning and evaluation.

Report analyses

The report identifies gaps in the delivery of primary healthcare services in rural and regional Victoria. It offers opportunities for targeting public health and health services interventions that can decrease access barriers, improve the adequacy of primary care and reduce demand on the hospital system.

Report design

This report is designed to provide small area-level indicators that have both relevance and application to health planning, especially in the context of Department of Health and Human Services regions and primary care partnerships (PCPs).

The information here fills a major information gap about differentials in the performance of primary care services across the whole of Victoria and has particular application in the context of PCPs.

The presentation of the material has been designed to make complex data accessible.

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