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2013

Edwards L (2013)

NT chronic conditions prevention and management strategy annual report 2011.

The Chronicle; 25(1): 29-30

2012

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the fourth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

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Cancer Council NSW (2012)

Cancer Council NSW reconciliation action plan.

Sydney: Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW reconciliation action plan 2012/13 (2012)

Cancer Council NSW

This reconciliation action plan (RAP) is the first for Cancer Council, NSW in which they aim to establish a solid foundation of respect, and begin to develop relationships across NSW. In twelve months time, they will develop a second RAP, which will cover a three-year period. Through this process, they aim to display ongoing commitment to respect, and promote Aboriginal culture, rights and perspectives.
Following the nationally recommended model developed by Reconciliation Australia, Cancer Council NSW established a strategic working group in 2010, comprised of key staff members from all divisions. They also identified a larger number of individuals across the organisation with a commitment to Aboriginal health and engagement issues. These people led the 'Yarn up' consultation process, resulting in the first RAP.

Cancer Council NSW abstract

2009

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2009)

Revision of the preventable chronic disease strategy: a comparison of chronic disease frameworks and models of care.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Western Australian Department of Health (2009)

Haematologic malignancy model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource attempts to identify the critical issues to be considered in the development of a model of care for haematologic malignancy. It highlights the need for a functional model which matches resource requirements (i.e. patient needs) to resource availability. This will allow for a more flexible approach accommodating changing treatment methods.

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2008

Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Breast cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how breast cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia (WA). There are nine steps which describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based, and multidisciplinary care resulting in optimum outcomes.

The aim is that all patients should have appropriate access to specialist cancer care as outlined in the patient centred journey:

  • prevention and screening
  • symptomatic presentation
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathways (fast track/staging)
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow up care)
  • survivorship
  • relapse and re-treatment
  • palliative care

The main focus of the model of care is the integration of the following:

  • primary care
  • supportive care
  • psycho-oncology
  • palliative care.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Colorectal cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how colorectal cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia (WA). There are eight steps which describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based, and multidisciplinary care resulting in optimum outcomes.

The aim is that all patients should have appropriate access to specialist cancer care as outlined in the patient centred journey:

  • prevention and screening
  • symptomatic presentation
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathways (fast track/staging)
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow up care)
  • survivorship.

The main focus of the model of care is the integration of the following:

  • primary care
  • supportive care
  • psycho-oncology
  • palliative care.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Gynaecologic cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how gynaecological cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia (WA). There are eight steps which describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based, and multidisciplinary care resulting in optimum outcomes.

The aim is that all patients should have appropriate access to specialist cancer care as outlined by the patient centred journey:

  • prevention and screening
  • symptomatic presentation
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathways (fast track/staging)
  • multidisciplinary team (MDT) assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow up care)
  • survivorship.

The main focus of the model of care is the integration of the following:

  • primary care
  • supportive care
  • psycho-oncology
  • palliative care.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Integrated primary care and cancer services model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource outlines the guiding principles for effective primary care, screening, patient involvement and prevention of cancer. It includes essential health care information based on practical, scientifically sound, culturally appropriate and socially acceptable methods. It has been designed to be easily accessible to people in their communities, involves community participation, is integral to, and a central function of, the country's health system, and is the first level of contact with the health system.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Model of care for cancer.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document outlines the model of care for cancer which proposes a strategic state wide linking of all public cancer services in order to improve the care delivered to Western Australian cancer patients.

The aim of the WA Cancer Care Model is to:

  • „ reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer
  • „ improve outcomes and patient satisfaction
  • „ define the necessary clinical services for patients with cancer
  • „ determine the most appropriate setting for delivery of clinical services
  • „ ensure quality of service provision
  • „ identify partnerships between cancer care, primary care and other providers
  • „ create an environment that enables patients with cancer to have access to appropriate care
  • „ empower patients to be actively involved in the decision making processes.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Psycho-oncology model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This resource seeks to provide information on psychosocial care for people with cancer, their carers and families in Western Australia. It draws heavily upon the recommendations of the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) and the National Cancer Control Initiative (NCCI) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Psychosocial Care of Adults with Cancer (2003). The NBCC and NCCI guidelines were developed for use by all health professionals who care for people during the course of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Western Australian Department of Health (2008)

Thoracic cancer model of care.

Perth, WA: Health Networks, Western Australian Department of Health

This document describes how thoracic cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia. Thoracic oncology includes all tumours that arise within the thorax. The eight steps outlined in the document describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based and multidisciplinary care, resulting in optimum outcomes. Underpinning this journey is the integration of primary care, supportive care, psycho-oncology and palliative care. The steps include:

  • screening and prevention programs
  • initial diagnosis and referral
  • diagnostic pathway
  • multidisciplinary team assessment and plan of treatment
  • treatment
  • surveillance (follow-up care)
  • survivorship.

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