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Quality assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services program

 

Overview

The Quality assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services (QAAMS) program was developed to assist health workers with the management of diabetes among Indigenous people. The program involves point of care pathology testing using a medical instrument designed to measure haemoglobin in A1c and the urine albumin: creatinine ratio for the control of diabetes. It is a culturally appropriate and clinically effective management service performed mainly by Aboriginal Health Workers, within a quality management framework.

A website has been developed for the program and includes information on:

The program is funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health and Ageing.

Abstract adapted from Quality assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services

Contacts

QAAMS Program Manager
Ph: (08) 8201 7555
Fax: (08) 8201 7666
Email: Mark.Shephard@flinders.edu.au

Related publications

McAteer B (2012)

The QAAMS Program: quality assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical services program [ppt].

Paper presented at the Living longer stronger: AH & MRC chronic disease conference 2012. 19 June 2012, Sydney

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Last updated: 30 September 2013
 
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