National evaluation of the GP Hospital Integration Demonstration Sites Program

Project Status

Project Coordinator
Gawaine Powell Davies, David Perkins, Leslie Hare, Mark Harris, Nick Zwar


Previous work by CPHCE had established a framework for GP Hospital integration. The Department wished to trial approaches to incorporating more integrated operations into the work of hospitals and primary health care services.


To evaluate the success of the demonstration projects in better integrating their work with primary health care, and identify lessons for improving GP-hospital integration.

Design and Method

Meta evaluation of five pilot sites, based on data analysis of documents including project plans and reports and local evaluation reports, site visits and interviews with participants and stakeholders.

Key Publications

Powell Davies PG, Perkins DP, Hare LH (2006) GP Hospital Integration Demonstration Sites Program: National evaluation report. Sydney, UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.