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The role of Aboriginal community control of primary care in diabetic outcomes at Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS)

 

Overview

When diabetes is not closely monitored it can lead to blindness, renal failure, lower limb amputation, heart disease and stroke. These complications can be delayed or prevented with intensive management provided by primary healthcare services. This knowledge has led to an increased focus by Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) on enhancing the existing approaches to diabetes management.

Health services for Aboriginal people in the Derby area of WA came under the control of the ACCHS in 1998. Data on the health outcomes of diabetic clients in this area of WA from 1998 onwards will be collected to:

This project focuses on measurement of:

Abstract adapted from Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC)

Contacts

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC)
Corner of Anne and Dora Streets
PO Box 1377
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9194 3200
Fax: (08) 9192 2500
Email: kamsc@kamsc.org.au

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Last updated: 3 April 2012
 
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