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“A 'whole-patient oriented' view of disease is more accurate than a disease oriented view.”

Barbara Starfield was a primary care researcher and paediatrician who believed that primary care is central to the delivery of high quality cost-effective health care. She was also passionate about addressing healthcare inequalities.

Starfield’s 4 Cardinal Cs of Primary Care are first Contact accessibility, Coordination, Comprehensiveness, and Continuity.

@Next Practice Deakin, we see our patients first and foremost as people and strive to provide holistic care. Our focus on population health helps us to care, not only for those who attend to see us, but also those who may not.