Overview

Primary health care is the entry level to the health system and is usually a person’s first encounter with the health system. It includes a broad range of activities and services that are delivered outside the hospital setting—from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions.

The primary health care workforce is large and diverse, and includes general practitioners, nurses, and a range of allied health professionals such as chiropractors, optometrists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

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