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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, the doctors here see their patients first and foremost as people and strive to provide holistic care. They focus on population health, which helps not only those who attend to see us, but also those who may not.