Integration, Coordination and Mulitdisciplinary Care: What can these approaches offer to Australian primary health care?

Tieman, J., Mitchell, G., Shelby-James, T., Currow, D., Fazekas, B., O'Doherty, L., Hegarty, M., Eriksson, L., Reid-Orr, D. and Brown, R. (2007) Integration, Coordination and Mulitdisciplinary Care: What can these approaches offer to Australian primary health care?. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 13 2: 56-65.


Author Tieman, J.
Mitchell, G.
Shelby-James, T.
Currow, D.
Fazekas, B.
O'Doherty, L.
Hegarty, M.
Eriksson, L.
Reid-Orr, D.
Brown, R.
Title Integration, Coordination and Mulitdisciplinary Care: What can these approaches offer to Australian primary health care?
Journal name Australian Journal of Primary Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-7527
Publication date 2007-08-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 56
End page 65
Total pages 10
Editor Swerrinson, H.
Place of publication Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
Publisher Australian Institute for Primary Health
Language eng
Subject 730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
C1
321208 Primary Health Care
Abstract Australia's population is ageing and the consequential burden of chronic disease increasingly challenges the health system. This has raised interest in, and awareness of, approaches built on multidisciplinary teams and integrated and coordinated care in managing the complex care needs of patient groups such as the chronically ill or frail aged. A systematic investigation of the literature relating to these approaches provided the opportunity to explore the meaning of these terms and their potential application and relevance to the Australian primary health care setting. Five systematic reviews of a sentinel condition and an exemplar approach to coordinated and multidisciplinary care were completed. Common learnings from the individual reviews were identified. The literature suggests that approaches encouraging a coordinated and multidisciplinary plan of care for individual patients and/or particular populations may improve a variety of outcomes. There are many methodological considerations in conducting reviews of complex interventions and in assessing their applicability to the Australian health system.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Health Policy & Services
Primary Health Care
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Health Care Sciences & Services
General & Internal Medicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
HEALTH CARE SCIENCES & SERVICES
HEALTH POLICY & SERVICES
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCI
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SSCI
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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