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Dr Carol Atmore

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7443
Email
carol.atmore@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Department
Department of General Practice and Rural Health (Dunedin)
Qualifications
MBChB PhD FRNZCGP MSc(PublicHealth) DipCommunityEmergMed DipObs
Research summary
Health system design, community based generalism, rural health, integrated care
Teaching
General Practice Trainee Intern module co-convener
Memberships
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Otago Faculty Secretary; Member, National Screening Advisory Committee; MBChB Curriculum Committee member
Clinical
General practice and continuity of care

Research

Dr Carol Atmore is a general practitioner in Dunedin, and Senior Research Fellow and former Head of Department in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago.

She has spent many years working as a General Practitioner and health service clinical leader on the West Coast prior to moving to Dunedin in 2016. She also held senior clinical leadership roles at South Island and national level.

She has led health system service redesign to integrate community care, primary care, mental health and hospital services in rural communities, including the strengthening of local networks between smaller and larger hospitals.

Her interests include health system design, the role of generalism in the evolving New Zealand health system, integrated care, rural health and regional networks.

Publications

Sheridan, N., McKree Jansen, R., Harwood, M., Love, T., Kenealy, T., and the Primary Care Models Study Group, including Atmore, C., Crampton, P., Dowell, A., Gauld, R., McBain, L., Stokes, T., & Stubbe, M. (2024). Hauora Māori – Māori health: A right to equal outcomes in primary care. International Journal for Equity in Health, 23, 42. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-02071-6

Atmore, C., Sullivan, T., Millar, J., Paulose, A., Shute, A., Brown, D., & Stokes, T. (2024). The costs, barriers and enablers of providing PGY2 placements in general practice in Aotearoa New Zealand: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23116

Penno, E., Atmore, C., Maclennan, B., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). How did New Zealand's regional district health board groupings work to improve service integration and health outcomes: A realist evaluation. BMJ Open, 13, e079268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079268

Sheridan, N., Love, T., Kenealy, T., and the Primary Care Models Study Group, including Atmore, C., Crampton, P., Dowell, A., Gauld, R., McBain, L., Stokes, T., & Stubbe, M. (2023). Is there equity of patient health outcomes across models of general practice in Aotearoa New Zealand? A national cross-sectional study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 22, 79. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-01893-8

Atmore, C., Dovey, S., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). What is important for high quality rural health care? A qualitative study of rural community and provider views in Aotearoa New Zealand. Rural & Remote Health, 23, 7635. doi: 10.22605/RRH7635

Atmore, C., Sullivan, T., Millar, J., Paulose, A., Shute, A., Brown, D., & Stokes, T. (2024). The costs, barriers and enablers of providing PGY2 placements in general practice in Aotearoa New Zealand: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23116

Journal - Research Article

Sheridan, N., McKree Jansen, R., Harwood, M., Love, T., Kenealy, T., and the Primary Care Models Study Group, including Atmore, C., Crampton, P., Dowell, A., Gauld, R., McBain, L., Stokes, T., & Stubbe, M. (2024). Hauora Māori – Māori health: A right to equal outcomes in primary care. International Journal for Equity in Health, 23, 42. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-02071-6

Journal - Research Article

Atmore, C., Dovey, S., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). What is important for high quality rural health care? A qualitative study of rural community and provider views in Aotearoa New Zealand. Rural & Remote Health, 23, 7635. doi: 10.22605/RRH7635

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E., Atmore, C., Maclennan, B., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). How did New Zealand's regional district health board groupings work to improve service integration and health outcomes: A realist evaluation. BMJ Open, 13, e079268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079268

Journal - Research Article

Sheridan, N., Love, T., Kenealy, T., and the Primary Care Models Study Group, including Atmore, C., Crampton, P., Dowell, A., Gauld, R., McBain, L., Stokes, T., & Stubbe, M. (2023). Is there equity of patient health outcomes across models of general practice in Aotearoa New Zealand? A national cross-sectional study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 22, 79. doi: 10.1186/s12939-023-01893-8

Journal - Research Article

Pigden, A., Stokes, T., Crengle, S., Dowell, T., Hudson, B., Toop, L., McBain, L., … Atmore, C. (2022). Developing a national primary care research network: A qualitative study of stakeholder views. Journal of Primary Health Care, 14(4), 338-344. doi: 10.1071/HC22081

Journal - Research Article

Atmore, C., Dovey, S., Gauld, R., Gray, A. R., & Stokes, T. (2021). Do people living in rural and urban locations experience differences in harm when admitted to hospital? A cross-sectional New Zealand general practice records review study. BMJ Open, 11, e046207. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046207

Journal - Research Article

Curtis, M., Duncan, R., Jing, M., Kim, A., Lu, V. T., Redshaw, J., Stevens, R. R. Y., Truppman-Lattie, D., Young, S., Zhou, D., Fairchild-Brunt, T., Hancox, R. J., & Atmore, C. (2021). "Not a perfect solution, but...": A single-practice survey of patient experience of phone consultations during COVID-19 Alert Level 4 in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 35-48. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Atmore, C., & Stokes, T. (2020). Turning on a dime: Pre- and post- COVID-19 consultation patterns in an urban general practice. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1523), 65-75. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Gurung, G., Atmore, C., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2020). Integrated ambulatory care in the New Zealand health system: A scoping review. Journal of Integrated Care, 28(3), 253-280. doi: 10.1108/JICA-01-2020-0003

Journal - Research Article

Sharples, K., Firth, M., Hinder, V., Hill, A., Jeffery, M., Sarfati, D., … Atmore, C., … Derrett, S., … Keating, J., … Jackson, C., & Findlay, M. (2018). The New Zealand PIPER Project: Colorectal cancer survival according to rurality, ethnicity and socioeconomic deprivation: Results from a retrospective cohort study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 24-39. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Firth, M. J., Sharples, K. J., Hinder, V. A., Macapagal, J., Sarfati, D., Derrett, S. L., … Atmore, C., Keating, J. P., Jeffery, M., … Jackson, C. G. C. A., & Findlay, M. P. N. (2016). Methods of a national colorectal cancer cohort study: The PIPER Project. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 25-36. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., Atmore, C., Baxter, J., Crampton, P., & Stokes, T. (2019). The 'elephants in the room' for New Zealand's health system in its 80th anniversary year: General practice charges and ownership models. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1489), 8-14. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2017). General practice evolution in New Zealand: Hybridisation in action. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(3), 220-224. doi: 10.1071/HC17043

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2016). Providing health care across distance: Scottish solutions to rural challenges. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 189-192. doi: 10.1071/HCv8n3_ED3

Journal - Research Other

Doolan-Noble, F., Atmore, C., & Greatbanks, R. (2016). General practice: Balancing business and care. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(3), 193-195. doi: 10.1071/HC15912

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2015). The role of medical generalism in the New Zealand health system into the future. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1419), 50-55. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2015). The Transalpine Health Service model: A New Zealand approach to achieving sustainable hospital services in a small district general hospital. Future Hospital Journal, 2(2), 117-120. doi: 10.7861/futurehosp.2-2-117

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C. (2007). Doing diabetes on the Coast: The development of the West Coast Integrated Diabetes Service. New Zealand Family Physician, 34(1), 30-34.

Journal - Research Other

Atmore, C., Milne, A., & Pearce, N. (1989). Modes of hepatitis B virus transmission in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 102(869), 277-280.

Journal - Research Other

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