Identifying and definitional attributes
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An identifier for a Medicare Local.
A Medicare Local is an administrative health region established under the National Health Reform Agreement 2012, responsible for assessing the health needs of the population in a specific region, for identifying gaps in general practitioner (GP) and primary health care services and putting into place strategies to address those gaps.
Medicare Locals drive improvements in primary health care and ensure that services are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities.
Medicare Locals have a number of key roles in improving primary health care services for local communities, by:
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Source and reference attributes
The National Health Reform Agreement 2012:
Council of Australian Governments, Canberra. Viewed 29 April 2013,
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