Delivering Better Care for Patients: The AMA 10-Year Framework for Primary Care Reform


GPs have a profound influence on both health outcomes and health expenditures. It is estimated that primary healthcare professionals control or influence approximately 80 per cent of healthcare costs, which means that they have an important role to play in ensuring that health expenditure remains sustainable.

The AMA has a vision for the future of primary health care in Australia.

In this paper, the AMA outlines the importance of, and growing demands on general practice in Australia, some immediate funding goals that will ease the financial pressures on general practice, and long-term reforms for general practice that should be implemented as part of the Federal Government’s 10-year Primary Health Care Plan. The AMA’s proposed long-term reforms will ensure the economic sustainability of general practice in the face of an ageing population that is burdened by chronic and complex disease.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key components of the reforms required

  2. List main recommendations

  3. Recognise the benefits as a result of implementing the changes.


Accreditation: This module has been accredited by ACRRM for 2 PDP.


Online Education
2h : 0m
MBA: 2h : 0m
ACRRM - Fellow: 2 pts
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 2 pts
$22.00 inc. of GST
Health Policy
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Health Administrator, Non-Vocationally Registered, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

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