Free MSHR seminar 


Yuegen Zhao and Steve Guthridge present ‘Costing of primary health care in remote Aboriginal communities’, on 25 September 2006 from 12pm to 1pm.

This study presents estimates of the cost of providing primary health care to remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory for a number of common conditions.

The aim of the project was to inform the development of proposed Medicare items that will improve access for Aboriginal populations in remote areas to mainstream primary health care funding.

Yuegen Zhao, acting director, Health Economics Unit, Health Gains Planning Branch, is an epidemiologist and senior health economist. He has been employed with the NT Department of Health and Community Services for over ten years. He has a bachelor degree of medicine and a master degree of biostatistics. His PhD on econometrics specialised in diagnostics of measurement error and simultaneous equations models.

Steve Guthridge is the director, Health Gains Planning Branch at the Department of Health and Community Services.

This presentation takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

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