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Improving the Delivery of Secondary Prophylaxis for Rheumatic Heart Disease - A Stepped-Wedge, Community-Randomised Trial

 

Overview

This Menzies School of Health Research project aims to increase the amount of preventative treatment given to people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

The objective of the program is to test whether a model of care designed to optimise health systems and community resources improves adherence to secondary prophylaxis for RHD.

This three and a half year project will involve approximately ten remote health clinics in the Northern Territory, and if successful, the package could be implemented across remote health centres in Australia.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research

Contacts

Dr Anna Ralph
Chief Investigator
Menzies School of Health Research
John Matthews Building
Building 58 Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187
Email: info@menzies.edu.au

Related publications

Ralph AP, Read C, Johnston V, de Dassel JL, Bycroft K, Mitchell A, Bailie RS, Maguire GP, Edwards K, Currie BJ, Kirby A, Carapetis JR (2016)

Improving delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease in remote Indigenous communities: study protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised trial.

Trials; 17: 51

Retrieved 27 February 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1166-y

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Last updated: 8 March 2017
 
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