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Care for chronic conditions for Indigenous Australians: key informants' perspectives on policy

Baeza, J., Bailie, Ross S. and Lewis, J. (2009). Care for chronic conditions for Indigenous Australians: key informants' perspectives on policy. Health Policy,92(2-Mar):211-217.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10005xPUB40
Title Care for chronic conditions for Indigenous Australians: key informants' perspectives on policy
Author Baeza, J.
Bailie, Ross S.
Lewis, J.
Journal Name Health Policy
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 92
Issue Number 2-Mar
ISSN 0168-8510   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 211
End Page 217
Total Pages 7
Publisher Elsevier Ireland Ltd
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Background The WHO's 2002 global report, Innovative Care for Chronic Conditions proposes a comprehensive framework for health systems to meet the challenges posed by chronic conditions. This paper uses the policy environment component of the WHO framework as a lens through which to examine key informants’ perspectives on the management and prevention of chronic conditions in rural and remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Methods Twenty one semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of stakeholders, including senior commonwealth, state/territory and regional public servants and health service staff. All of the interviews were audio recorded, from which written summaries were produced. These summaries were then content analysed to build a composite picture of this area. Findings The results indicate substantial success in developing national and sub-national strategies and refining funding and reporting arrangements. But much work remains to be done in strengthening partnerships, developing and retaining the workforce, and further shifting the focus from acute to chronic conditions. Conclusions This paper provides a snapshot of the main policy issues, as identified by key informants, facing chronic disease management in rural and remote Indigenous communities in Australia. It has the potential to contribute to new national policy directions in Indigenous health.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.03.012   (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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