General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference
Australian Journal of Primary Health Special Issue Volume 16, Number 1
This bumper issue of the Australian Journal of Primary Health presents seventeen papers that were originally presented at the General Practice and Primary Health Care Conferences of 2009 and 2008. Understanding relationships better is the common factor that links most of the papers in this issue, and is compatible with viewing primary health care as a complex system, with papers covering such topics as the complexity of workforce planning in primary health care, doctor–patient communication and relationships, understanding and strengthening service networks, and how evidence informs different stages of the policy process. As a collection, these papers illustrate the diversity and breadth of primary health care research and its relationship to change and reform.