Shanthi A. Ramanathan

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Improving the quality of primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Improving the quality of primary health care is essential for Closing the Gap in health and wellbeing disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. This is a final report of the CRE-IQI research findings and activities, with messages for action to...
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Comparing and contrasting ‘innovation platforms’ with other forms of professional networks for strengthening primary healthcare systems for Indigenous Australians

This paper compares and contrasts the concept of innovation platforms with other types of networks that can be used in efforts to strengthen primary healthcare systems, such as communities of practice, practice-based research networks and quality improvement collaboratives.
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Measurement of the translation and impact from a childhood obesity trial programme: rationale and protocol for a research impact assessment

Background: There is growing recognition amongst health and medical research funders and researchers that translation of research into policy and practice needs to increase and that more transparency is needed on how impacts are realised. Several approaches are advocated for achieving this, including co-production of...
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Care Track: Towards appropriate care for low back pain

Study Design: Retrospective medical record review to assess compliance with low back pain (LBP) care indicators. Objective: To establish baseline estimates of the appropriateness of LBP care in the general Australian population provided by a range of healthcare providers in various real-world settings.