Final report of the Hepatitis C Pilot Shared Care Project

Final report of the Hepatitis C Pilot Shared Care Project. Brisbane, Qld Australia: Queensland Health, 2004.

Title Final report of the Hepatitis C Pilot Shared Care Project
Place of Publication Brisbane, Qld Australia
Publisher Queensland Health
Publication year 2004
Sub-type Other
ISBN not found
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 163
Total number of pages 163
Subjects 111717 Primary Health Care
110307 Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract/Summary At the end of 1999 Queensland Health (QH) funded a pilot program in the Shared Care of people with Hepatitis C (HCV). The pilot concluded at the end of April 2001. The aim of the pilot was to develop a set of protocols in the Shared Care of people with HCV that were portable and effective. At the end of the pilot recommendations were required to be presented to QH on the efficacy of a Shared Care model; structures and resources needed to maintain a Shared Care model; and the clinical pathway of a Shared Care model. This report examines these recommendations. The recommended model of Shared Care may be described as the joint participation of Primary Care Physicians and Hospital Consultants in the planned delivery of care of patients with HCV who are on treatment. An effective Shared Care Program recognises the important contribution of each of the participants in proving holistic care to patients. The essence of the model is found in the application of the clinical pathway developed in the pilot program. The model of Shared Care presented is a model for patients on treatment. The Shared Care model offers best practice alternatives to present care for optimal patient care in the treatment of HCV. The Shared Care model is a linear and finite clinical pathway which is patient centred and holistic in its approach. This model is flexible to accommodate variance within, and beyond, the clinical pathway. The model is accessible to a range of individuals previously excluded from treatment. The flexibility of the model allows choice. Both the patient and the Primary Care Physician have the choice of treatment through a Shared Care arrangement. Additionally, the model accommodates reversal of choice at any point along the clinical pathway. Essential components of the model are to be discussed in this report. This report presents discussion of the outcomes and benefits of Shared Care of people on treatment for HCV for the patient, the Primary Care Physician, the Specialist in HCV and for the Health System.
Keyword Gastroenterology
Shared care
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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