Sarah L. Larkins
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.
Impact of policy support on uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians: a comparative case study
This article examines the impact of state/territory policy support on the uptake of evidence-based continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and the quality of care for Indigenous Australians.
Improving preventive health care in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care settings
Preventable chronic disease is the largest contributor to the health differential between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but recommended best-practice preventive care is not consistently provided to Indigenous Australians.
Policy brief: Lessons from the best - Indigenous primary health care services
This is a one page policy brief resulting from a NHMRC project Lessons from the Best. Six continuously highly improving (CQI) Indigenous primary health care services were studied in partnership with the servie and key policy agents. The results about the factors supporting continuous quality...
Determinants and gaps in preventive care delivery for Indigenous Australians: a cross-sectional analysis
Background: Potentially preventable chronic diseases are the greatest contributor to the health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Preventive care is important for earlier detection and control of chronic disease, and a number of recent policy initiatives have aimed to...