Document Type



Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Laboratory, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Bunbury, WA


Facultyof Health and Human Sciences


WA Centre for Rural Health and Community Development


Aoun, S. & and Stone, G. ( 1997) The assessment of the health care needs of the community from a consumer and a provider perspective. Bunbury, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


This project aimed at identifying the health care needs of a community from a consumer and a provider perspective using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

As stated in the objectives, this needs analysis has provided information on:

-the characteristics of the community served the local Division of General Practice (Chapter 2).

-the health status of the community, in terms of disease patterns, healthy lifestyles ... (Chapter 3).

-the extent to which services exhibit qualities of convenient location, availability, equity of access, integrated care and providing education (Chapters 4 and 5).

-the various aspects concerning general practice interests, hours worked, training and education needs (Chapter 6).

-the gaps in services provided by GPs, specialists, community and allied health services and hospital services from the GP and the community perspectives (Chapters 5,6 and 8).

-the areas of health needs which should be specifically targeted by local Division of General Practice (Chapters 3, 7, 8 and 9).