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The public's preferences for emergency care alternatives and the influence of the presenting context

Posted by Paul Harris on 29 May 2015

Paul Harris just completed his PhD studies on the Australian public's preferences for emergency care alternatives and how these differ depending on presenting circumstances. His research demonstrates the public have heterogeneous preferences, which are influenced by a range of individual factors such as attitudes towards responsibilities for health, sociodemographics and health status and health care experiences. The findings provide insights into the Australian public's reactions to emergency care reform and further demonstrate the importance of service quality of as determinant of health care choices.

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Author: Paul Harris
About: Paul Harris is a registered Psychologist who has worked in service provision and health service planning, policy and management roles in the health and community service sectors. In 2014 he was awarded the Health Services Research Association of Australian and New Zealand’s PhD Student Prize.
Tags: Health Services Delivery Health Policy

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