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Table 2 Second iteration; Delphi consensus on core primary health care services and necessary support functions

From: What core primary health care services should be available to Australians living in rural and remote communities?

Core Primary Health Care Services Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree Total Agree or strongly agree1
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Care of the Sick and Injured 29 (93.5) 1 (3.2) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 30 (96.8)
Mental Health/Social and Emotional Well Being 25 (80.6) 4 (12.9) 2 (6.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 29 (93.5)
Maternal and Child Health 24 (77.4) 6 (19.4) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 30 (96.8)
Allied Health 18 (58.1) 10 (32.3) 2 (6.5) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 31 (100) 28 (90.3)
Sexual and Reproductive Health 17 (54.8) 10 (32.3) 3 (9.7) 1 (3.3) 0 (0) 31 (100) 27 (87.1)
Rehabilitation 13 (41.9) 13 (41.9) 3 (9.7) 2 (6.5) 0 (0) 31 (100) 26 (83.9)
Oral/Dental Health* 23 (76.7) 6 (20.0) 1 (3.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 30 (100) 29 (96.7)
Public Health/Illness Prevention 24 (77.4) 6 (19.4) 0 (0) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 31 (100) 30 (96.8)
Necessary Support Functions        
Management/Governance/Leadership 22 (71.0) 9 (29.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 31 (100)
Coordination 27 (87.1) 4 (12.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 31 (100)
Health Infrastructure 18 (58.0) 10 (32.3) 2 (6.5) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 31 (100) 28 (90.3)
Quality Systems 21 (67.7) 9 (29.0) 1 (3.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 30 (96.8)
Data Systems 20 (64.5) 9 (29.0) 2 (6.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 29 (93.5)
Professional Development 20 (64.5) 9 (29.0) 2 (6.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 29 (96.8)
Community Participation 23 (74.2) 6 (19.4) 2 (6.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 31 (100) 29 (93.5)
  1. 1≥80% agree or strongly agree indicates strong consensus.
  2. *one missing value.
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