Improving health outcomes in young people: A holistic, team based approach

Radford, Susie, van Driel, Mieke L. and Swanton, Kate (2011) Improving health outcomes in young people: A holistic, team based approach. Australian Family Physician, 40 3: 153-156.

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Author Radford, Susie
van Driel, Mieke L.
Swanton, Kate
Title Improving health outcomes in young people: A holistic, team based approach
Journal name Australian Family Physician   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-8495
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 40
Issue 3
Start page 153
End page 156
Total pages 4
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background
Young people aged 12–25 years are poorly serviced by current models of
healthcare; they are under represented in Medicare data and are poor
seekers of healthcare. However, the majority of mental health problems
commence during this age span, significant sexual health issues arise,
and there is poor compliance with treatment for chronic disease.
Objective
This article describes a holistic, multisector primary healthcare delivery
model which may provide a way forward to improve both access and
outcomes for young people.
Discussion
The ‘headspace Gold Coast’ model incorporates the relationship the
young person has with both the organisation and the individuals within
it; a focus on social and vocational rehabilitation; and a team based
approach. The model provided at headspace serves an unmet need for
young people in urban settings. However, more and ongoing support is
crucial, including options for integration into existing primary care.
Keyword Health services
Adolescent
Young adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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