Replace Medicare Locals, report
The centres are likely to be replaced by larger regional health organisations with stronger links to local hospital networks and GPs.
The review found while there were a few high-performing offices, "a great many" were not fulfilling their intended role.
Medicare Locals were meant to better co-ordinate the care of chronically ill patients in the community.
Professor John Horvath, who led the review, also found a lack of clarity about what Medicare Locals were trying to achieve.
Lots more here:
The full report is a good read - earlier blog today.