Australian Journal of Primary Health

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1 Mar 2018

This study aimed to explore Indigenous narrative accounts of healthcare access within qualitative research papers, to better understand Indigenous views on culturally safe healthcare and health communication represented in that literature.

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29 Jan 2015

This case study describes the evolution of a remote area Aboriginal primary health- care service and analyses the key factors instrumental in bringing about effective and sustainable changes in health-care provision.

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The aim of this study was to describe the reorientation...

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28 Oct 2014

Abstract. The quality of data derived from primary healthcare electronic systems has been subjected to little critical systematic analysis, especially in relation to the purported benefits and substantial investment in electronic information systems in primary care. Many indicators of quality of care are based...

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1 Jan 2013

The need for mental health services for older people living in rural areas is increasing in South Australia. Providing such care requires coordination between several types of services across government, hospital and non-government sectors. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to collaboration...

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1 Jan 2013

The aim of this study was to determine diabetes care processes and intermediate clinical outcomes in a remote primary care service in 2009 compared with 2004.Aretrospective review of diabetes care from January 2009 to January 2010 was conducted using a chronic disease register (Project Ferret)....

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1 Jan 2011

The delivery of palliative care in residential aged care communities is challenging, even more so in rural areas due to workforce ageing and shortages. The objectives of the present study were to: (i) assess the needs of, and quality of palliative care delivered to residents...

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1 Jan 2011

Adults with type 2 diabetes or with behavioural risk factors require comprehensive and well coordinated responses from a range of health care providers who often work in different organisational settings. This study examines three types of collaborative links between organisations involved in a rural setting....

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1 Jan 2011

A small rural health service undertook a major needs analysis in 2008 to identify gaps in service delivery and duplication of services. This exercise was intended to inform strategic direction but the result was consumer and community consultation and outcomes that far exceeded everyone's expectations....

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1 Jan 2010

Community participation is considered important in primary health care development and there is some evidence to suggest it results in positive health outcomes. Through a process of synthesising existing evidence for the effectiveness of community participation in terms of health outcomes we identified several conceptual...

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1 Jan 2009

This paper reviees the debate on the supply of doctors in Australia from an economic perspective. It focuses on the supply between urban and rural areas and on Australia's reliance on foreign-born overseas-trained doctors. Evidence shows that doctors are concentrated in cities and rural Australians...

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1 Jan 2004

Australia has the resources to provide reasonable primary medical and health care to all of its population. It is a particularly worthwhile expense, with positive social and biophysical outcomes. In many aspects of health care, primary care provides most of the benefit and almost all...

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1 Jan 2003

The Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) strategy for Aboriginal patients on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, was designed to develop and trial new program tools and processes for goal setting, behaviour change and self-management for Aboriginal people with diabetes. The project was established as a one-year demonstration...

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1 Jan 2000

Australia is perceived by many as the 'lucky' country and the image that has been portrayed to the rest of the world is one that projects a nation of tanned, active, healthy, and sports-loving individuals. This image is outdated and instead Australia is a nation...

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1 Jan 2000

This paper describes the process and outcomes of a project aimed at promoting community based multidisciplinary coordinated palliative care services in rural Australia. In preliminary health service needs assessment in rural Tasmania, key health workers appealed for additional information, support and education in palliative care....