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dc.contributor.authorBailie, R.
dc.contributor.authorSi, D.
dc.contributor.authorConnors, C.
dc.contributor.authorKwedza, R.
dc.contributor.authorO'Donoghue, L.
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, C.
dc.contributor.authorCox, R.
dc.contributor.authorLiddle, H.
dc.contributor.authorHains, J.
dc.contributor.authorDowden, M.
dc.contributor.authorBurke, H.
dc.contributor.authorBrown, A.
dc.contributor.authorWeeramanthri, T.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T11:51:12Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T11:51:12Z
dc.date.created2012-02-09T20:00:52Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2012-04-30
dc.identifier.citationBailie, Ross S. and Si, Damin and Connors, Christine M. and Kwedza, Ru and O'Donoghue, Lynette and Kennedy, Catherine and Cox, Rhonda and Liddle, Helen and Hains, Jenny and Dowden, Michelle C. and Burke, Hugh P. and Brown, Alex and Weeramanthri, Tarun and Thompson, Sandra. 2011. Variation in quality of preventive care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres in Australia. BMC Health Services Research. 11 (139): pp. 1-12.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/15656
dc.description.abstract

Background: Early onset and high prevalence of chronic disease among Indigenous Australians call for action on prevention. However, there is deficiency of information on the extent to which preventive services are delivered in Indigenous communities. This study examined the variation in quality of preventive care for well adults attending Indigenous community health centres in Australia. Methods: During 2005-2009, clinical audits were conducted on a random sample (stratified by age and sex) of records of adults with no known chronic disease in 62 Indigenous community health centres in four Australian States/Territories (sample size 1839). Main outcome measures: i) adherence to delivery of guideline-scheduled services within the previous 24 months, including basic measurements, laboratory investigations, oral health checks, and brief intervention on lifestyle modification; and ii) follow-up of abnormal findings.Results: Overall delivery of guideline-scheduled preventive services varied widely between health centres (range 5-74%). Documentation of abnormal blood pressure reading ([greater than or equal to]140/90 mmHg), proteinuria and abnormal blood glucose ([greater than or equal to]5.5 mmol/L) was found to range between 0 and > 90% at the health centre level. A similarly wide range was found between health centres for documented follow up check/test or management plan for people documented to have an abnormal clinical finding. Health centre level characteristics explained 13-47% of variation in documented preventive care, and the remaining variation was explained by client level characteristics. Conclusions: There is substantial room to improve preventive care for well adults in Indigenous primary care settings. Understanding of health centre and client level factors affecting variation in the care should assist clinicians, managers and policy makers to develop strategies to improve quality of preventive care in Indigenous communities.

dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.relationhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/11/139
dc.subjectcommunity health
dc.subjectchronic disease
dc.subjectpreventive care
dc.subjectindigenous
dc.titleVariation in quality of preventive care for well adults in Indigenous community health centres in Australia
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2012-02-10
dcterms.source.volume11
dcterms.source.number139
dcterms.source.startPage1
dcterms.source.endPage12
dcterms.source.issn1472-6963
dcterms.source.titleBMC Health Services Research
curtin.digitool.pid172123
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curtin.departmentCentre for Population Health
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-CPH-PB-65295
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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