An innovative team approach and integration of care across sectors, including general practices, community health services, allied health professionals and hospitals, can deliver high-quality comprehensive care in disadvantaged areas while providing teaching and research opportunities and community service. Academic general practice departments are committed to supporting and evaluating such models. A governance infrastructure that encourages strong partnerships across health care sectors is essential. With broad health partnership support, bulk-billing is viable in an Australian general practice team model providing health care to the disadvantaged.
Medical Journal of Australia Vol. 187, Issue 2, p. 84-87