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The impact of centralisation upon geographical variations in the provision of aged care services: a comparison of outcomes in Melbourne and Adelaide

Australian Geographical Studies

Author: Pinch, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991


This paper examines the extent to which centralisation affects service delivery through a comparison of geographical variations in community-based services for the aged in the cities of Melbourne and Adelaide. The first part outlines administrative structures in the two cities. This is followed by a comparison of geographical variations in the provision of meals-on-wheels services and residential accommodation within the cities. The final part considers the implications of the results for our understanding of the influence of centralisation upon service provision in Australian cities.

Further Details

Pages: 26-41
Volume: 29
Issue: 1
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print copy discarded
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1111/j.1467-8470.1991.tb00706.x
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 26/08/2013
Keywords: VictoriaSouth Australiaoldercare providersservice delivery
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