“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need of the population served” – Submit your article to our special issue marking fifty years of the inverse care law

Dr Liz Sturgiss and I are guest editing a special issue of the Australian Journal of Primary Health on “Equity in Primary Health Care Provision: More than 50 years of the Inverse Care Law”.

Tudor Hart, J. (1971). The inverse care law. The Lancet297(7696), 405–412.

The special issue will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Comprehensive primary health care for specific populations, including
    – prison populations
    – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and First Nations
    – culturally and linguistically diverse communities
    – people living in poverty
    – populations experiencing homelessness and unhoused people
    – rural and remote health.
  • Models of care and health services research.
  • Team based care and exploration of scope of practice.
  • Policy innovations and funding models.
  • Community-based responses to the needs of marginalised and oppressed groups.

There’s more information on the special issue and the Australian Journal of Primary Health herehttps://www.publish.csiro.au/py/content/CallforPapers#1. Final submissions are due by 15 July 2022 but we’re asking that people submit EOIs in the form of an abstract by 30 March 2022.