Davis S, Reeve C, Humphreys JS (2015)
How good are routinely collected primary healthcare data for evaluating the effectiveness of health service provision in a remote Aboriginal community?.
Rural Remote Health; 15: 2804
Retrieved 6 October 2015 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2804
Kelly J, Dwyer J, Pekarsky B, Mackean T, Willis E, de Crespigny C, Perkins S, O’Donnell K, King R, Mackean L, Brown A, Lawrence M, Dixon K (2015)
Managing Two Worlds Together: stage 3: improving Aboriginal patient journeys - study report.
Melbourne: The Lowitja Institute
This study report summarises the activities, findings and challenges of the Improving Aboriginal patient journeys (IAPJ) study, which was stage three of the Managing two worlds together project. The aim of the IAPJ study was to develop, refine and evaluate a set of Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools for use in quality improvement and education. A collaborative approach to knowledge exchange was used, with the research team working with staff and managers from a range of health settings in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Together they explored how the tools could be adapted and used to make real improvements in communication, coordination and collaboration within and across a diverse range of patient journeys. The study focused on improving the health care journey for Aboriginal people as they travelled from home to hospital to home across numerous geographical and health care sites.
The Aboriginal patient journey mapping tools described in this report were used:
- to understand and identify the complexity of the patient journey
- to make the complex patient journeys visible
- to organise the journey for analysis and response
- to highlight the critical steps, gaps and responses, thus providing a focus for targeted action by health care providers.
Abstract adapted from authors
Deliver best practice cardiac care for Aboriginal people in NSW (2015)
National Heart Foundation of Australia
Tuttle CSL, Carrington MJ, Stewart S, Brown A (2015)
Overcoming the tyranny of distance: an analysis of outreach visits to optimise secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals living in Central Australia.
Australian Journal of Rural Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12222):
Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)
Remote Health Atlas.
Retrieved 2013 from http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Remote_Health_Atlas/
This website ('the Atlas') is a tool for Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health staff who work in remote areas. The Atlas is maintained by the Remote Health Branch of the NT Department of Health.
The Atlas contains protocols, standards, forms and information relevant to remote health work in the NT. Topics covered are:
- community relationships
- cultural considerations
- medical records
- patient travel
- quality assurance
- health programs
- emergencies, evacuations and retrievals
- clinical protocols
- births and deaths
- stores and ordering
- information and communication technology
- staff travel
- equipment and other assets
- occupational health and safety
- infection control
- employment matters
- staff development.
In general, the website does not provide protocols for the management of clinical conditions. Protocols for the management of clinical conditions are covered by the CARPA standard treatment manual and the Women's business manual, both of which are endorsed by the NT Health Department. However, when clinical best practice changes, or where a new requirement for clinical guidance emerges, interim advice is contained in this Atlas.
Abstract adapted from NT Department of Health