Despite the pandemic, the pursuit for patient-centred care in Australian general practice has not been abandoned.
High performing general practice clinics maintained a focus on delivering care that is respectful and responsive to the needs and wishes of patients. General practice teams in our study showed they adapted towards the new pandemic-influenced environment to deliver patient-centred care. General practice teams innovated their technological systems, invested in new infrastructure, and demonstrated strong community leadership to maintain patient-centred care.
This two-part series, co-authored by Gold Coast Primary Health Network’s Kellie Trigger and Dr Alyson Ross in the Australian Journal of General Practice, investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced patient-centred care.