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Quality improvement in Indigenous primary health care: History, current initiatives and future directions

Bailie, Ross S., Sibthorpe, Beverly Margaret, Gardner, K. and Si, Damin (2008). Quality improvement in Indigenous primary health care: History, current initiatives and future directions. Australian Journal of Primary Health,14(2):53-57.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 75039815xPUB175
Title Quality improvement in Indigenous primary health care: History, current initiatives and future directions
Author Bailie, Ross S.
Sibthorpe, Beverly Margaret
Gardner, K.
Si, Damin
Journal Name Australian Journal of Primary Health
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1448-7527   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 53
End Page 57
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Field of Research 1117 - Public Health and Health Services
1701 - Psychology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper addresses the question: "What is the current situation for Aboriginal primary health care services in relation to continuous quality improvement (CQI) in clinical care and what is needed for sustainable practice to be achievable five years from now?" The paper describes a number of recent CQI initiatives that evolved within an accountability framework, the origins of which are based on a top-down government approach to performance measurement. Over the last decade there has been a shift to a more negotiated approach and most recently to an emerging agenda that focuses more on systems to support CQI at the primary care coalface. Further development should aim to capitalise on the synergies between different CQI-related initiatives and effectively align quality improvement with performance measurement. Principles of CQI and key challenges for the future are identified.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY08022   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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