Evaluation of the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative: summative evaluation

An overall summative evaluation that draws on all the Better Access evaluation components, and other relevant information such as the Better Access post-implementation review, to determine the extent to which Better Access has achieved its objectives and has been an effective response to the need for primary mental health treatment for people with common mental disorders.

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Jane Pirkis1, Meredith Harris2, Wayne Hall3, Maria Ftanou1


  1. Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, Melbourne School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne

  2. School of Population Health, The University of Queensland

  3. The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research