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The Essential service standards for equitable national cardiovascular carE for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE) project aims to develop, through consensus, a set of 61 service standards in cardiovascular care that are essential to improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Consultation with key stake holders on processes and issues for the implementation of the standards will be explored, and the findings will be used to develop policy specific responses to improving coverage and quality of care for all Australians. The results will support reducing inequalities in access to, and receipt of, cardiovascular care and will contribute to closing the gap for Indigenous Australians..
The project is led by Professor Brown from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, in collaboration with Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. The development of the Standards was funded by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council (NATSIHEC), through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and the Department of Health and Ageing.
Abstract adapted from South Australian Health Medical Research Institute
Essential service standards for equitable national cardiovascular carE for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE)
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
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