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Administrative health region—Primary Health Network identifier

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611076
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA unique identifier for a Primary Health Network.

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Object class:Administrative health region
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The administrative unit with responsibility for administering health services in a region, area, district or zone, and for developing and implementing strategic and other plans for health service delivery.

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Property attributes

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Property:Primary Health Network
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An identifier for a Primary Health Network.

A Primary Health Network is an administrative health region established to deliver access to primary care services for patients, as well as co-ordinate with local hospitals in order to improve the overall operational efficiency of the network.

Primary Health Network have a number of key roles in improving primary health care services for communities, by PHNs will work directly with GPs, other primary health care providers, secondary care providers, hospitals and the broader community to ensure improved outcomes for patients.

There are six key priorities for targeted work in;

  • Mental health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Population health
  • Health workforce
  • eHealth and
  • Aged care.
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The Department of Health, Primary Health Networks, Canberra. Viewed 03 June 2015,

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/primary_Health_Networks

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Administrative health region—Primary Health Network identifier, code AAANNN National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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