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Developing the Nurse Practitioner Role in a Rural Australian Hospital: A Delphi Study of Practice Opportunities, Barriers and Enablers

Objectives: To gain a consensus view of potential roles for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in a rural Australian hospital and identify the barriers and enablers in their development and implementation. Design: A three round Delphi study. Setting: A rural hospital. Participants: Twenty eight nurses, five doctors...
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Development of a primary healthcare nursing program in small rural Riverina communities

Three primary healthcare nurses were funded by the Commonwealth Government to establish a primary healthcare program for three clusters of small rural communities (four towns in each cluster) of less than 1000 people. The role of the nurses was to include the provision of clinical...
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Development of guidelines for non-Indigenous people undertaking research among the Indigenous population of north-east Victoria

The Department of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne has developed a framework for conducting research in partnership with Indigenous communities. This article provides an overview of the framework which addresses past inappropriate research practices, incorporates cultural understandings, and outlines culturally appropriate protocols. The...
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Diabetes in rural towns: effectiveness of continuing education and feedback for healthcare providers in altering diabetes outcomes at a population level: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

Background: Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases internationally. The health complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be prevented, delayed, or improved via early diagnosis and effective management. This research aims to examine the impact of a primarily web-based educational...
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Differences in the cost of admitted patient care for indigenous people and people from remote locations

The introduction of activity-based funding (ABF) means that Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups and their relative costs will become the basis for reimbursing public hospitals for admitted patient services. This study sought to investigate the variation in admitted patient costs for Indigenous people and people...
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Doctor supply in Australia: rural-urban imbalances and regulated supply

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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Sentinel events in Australian public hospitals 2004-05

Sentinel events in public hospitals 2004-05 is the first joint publication of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and presents data on the number and nature of sentinel events occurring in Australian hospitals...
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Evaluating the Rural Chronic Disease Initiative

The author discusses the Rural Chronic Disease Initiative and its strategies to assist people in rural Australia, especially those in small communities, to prevent and better manage chronic diseases and injury. The views of the Health Consumers' Council of Western Australia on this Initiative are...
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Evaluation of an Aboriginal empowerment program

The Tangentyere Family WellBeing course was held in Alice Springs between March 1998 and April 1999 in response to increased suicides and attempted suicides among Aboriginal youth in Alice Springs and the surrounding region. A personal empowerment course designed to assist people to take greater...
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Evaluation of Primary Health Care Funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services

The overarching objective of the evaluation was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of: the Department's management of PHCF program as funded to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services (ATSIHSs); program service delivery by ATSIHSs in improving access to effective primary health care services...