Australian Government Department of Health
AHA was engaged by the Australian Government to conduct the national evaluation of the AHPMC program. The evaluation involved examining the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the program in meeting its aims and objectives over the past four years.
Our evaluation included a comprehensive analysis of each component of the AHPMC Program, including:
This evaluation project was logistically complex due to the scope and breadth of the program, with over 300 projects funded nationally. For each of these projects, a range of progress reports, local evaluation reports and other data were obtained, reviewed, collated and analysed. In addition site visits were conducted to projects throughout Australia.
AHA was also engaged to conduct an economic modelling study of after hours services. Our evaluation was used by DoHA to help guide the ongoing reform of after hours GP services.
The After Hours Primary Medical Care program was introduced as a component of the Federal Budget with funding of $43 million over four years. The purpose of the program was to improve access to quality after hours primary medical care and progress systemic reform by trialling key interventions.