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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:
Abstract adapted from authors
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:
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