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Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research

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Shared or brokered care: a paradigm shift for clinical governance frameworks

Clinical governance is an essential component of a health service’s broader organisational governance system and ensures that there is a clear understanding of accountabilities for care outcomes. This paper identifies that care for individual consumers is being increasingly shared amongst multiple providers.
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Integrating shared care teams into cancer follow-up care models

This paper highlights the gaps in knowledge relating to the implementation of shared care cancer follow-up models in Australia. It focuses on some of the key considerations for implementing shared care, including the need to collect primary care data and link this to patient health...
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Avoiding hospital readmissions: the models and the role of primary care

This paper discusses different models of care reported in the literature which have been used to prevent unplanned hospital readmissions, including those models that improve transitional care, as well as virtual wards and tele-health.
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Ensuring the quality of palliative care in Australia’s prisons

Australia’s prison population is growing and ageing, which is placing an increasing burden on the provision of healthcare in prison. This paper highlights the significant gap in national data about all elements of palliative care need and provision in prisons, and describes how data collection...
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Quality of life tools to support measurement of aged care quality

This paper argues that it is essential that Australia establish a set of long-term and comprehensive indicators of quality in aged care provision. These must not only be both realistic and attainable - they must meet public expectations for high quality, caring, person-centred aged care.