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Type: Journal article
Title: Organisational capacity and chronic disease care - An Australian general practice perspective
Author: Proudfoot, J.
Infante, F.
Holton, C.
Davies, G.
Bubner, T.
Beilby, J.
Harris, M.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2007; 36(4):286-288
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0300-8495
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Judith Proudfoot, Fernando Infante, Christine Holton, Gawaine Powell-Davies, Tanya Bubner, Justin Beilby, Mark Harris
Abstract: Although we are rapidly improving our understanding of how to manage patients with chronic illness in Australian general practice, many patients are still receiving suboptimal care. General practices have limited organisational capacity to provide the structured care that is required for managing chronic conditions: regular monitoring, decision support, patient recall, supporting patient self management, team work, and information management. This requires a shift away from episodic, acute models. Overseas research has shown that areas such as team work, clinical information systems, decision support, linkages and leadership are also important in managing chronic illness, but we do not know which of these are most important in Australia.
Keywords: Humans
Chronic Disease
Family Practice
Middle Aged
Practice Management
Patient Satisfaction
Interviews as Topic
Description: Copyright © 2007 Australian Family Physician Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
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