Refugee health: A new model for delivering primary health care

Kay, Margaret, Jackson, Claire and Nicholson, Caroline (2010) Refugee health: A new model for delivering primary health care. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16 1: 98-103. doi:10.1071/PY09048

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Author Kay, Margaret
Jackson, Claire
Nicholson, Caroline
Title Refugee health: A new model for delivering primary health care
Journal name Australian Journal of Primary Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-7527
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/PY09048
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 98
End page 103
Total pages 6
Editor Libby Kalucy
Rae Walker
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic., Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Providing health care to newly arrived refugees within the primary health care system has proved challenging. The primary health care sector needs enhanced capacity to provide quality health care for this population. The Primary Care Amplification Model has demonstrated its capacity to deliver effective health care to patients with chronic disease such as diabetes. This paper describes the adaption of the model to enhance the delivery of health care to the refugee community. A ‘beacon’ practice with an expanded clinical capacity to deliver health care for refugees has been established. Partnerships link this practice with existing local general practices and community services. Governance involves collaboration between clinical leadership and relevant government and non-government organisations including local refugee communities. Integration with tertiary and community health sectors is facilitated and continuing education of health care providers is an important focus. Early incorporation of research in this model ensures effective feedback to inform providers of current health needs. Although implementation is currently in its formative phase, the Primary Care Amplification Model offers a flexible, yet robust framework to facilitate the delivery of quality health care to refugee patients.
© La Trobe University 2010
Keyword Integrated
Health services accessibility
Changing faces
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Issue title: General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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