Key elements of high-quality practice organisation in primary health care: a systematic review

Crossland, Lisa, Janamian, Tina and Jackson, Claire L. (2014) Key elements of high-quality practice organisation in primary health care: a systematic review. Medical Journal of Australia, 201 Supp. 3: S47-S51. doi:10.5694/mja14.00305

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Author Crossland, Lisa
Janamian, Tina
Jackson, Claire L.
Title Key elements of high-quality practice organisation in primary health care: a systematic review
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2014-07-21
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5694/mja14.00305
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 201
Issue Supp. 3
Start page S47
End page S51
Total pages 5
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives: To identify elements that are integral to high-quality practice and determine considerations relating to high-quality practice organisation in primary care.

Study design: A narrative systematic review of published and grey literature.

Data sources: Electronic databases (PubMed, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, Embase, Emerald Insight, PsycInfo, the Primary Health Care Research and Information Service website, Google Scholar) were searched in November 2013 and used to identify articles published in English from 2002 to 2013. Reference lists of included articles were searched for relevant unpublished articles and reports.

Data synthesis: Data were configured at the study level to allow for the inclusion of findings from a broad range of study types. Ten elements were most often included in the existing organisational assessment tools. A further three elements were identified from an inductive thematic analysis of descriptive articles, and were noted as important considerations in effective quality improvement in primary care settings.

Conclusion: Although there are some validated tools available to primary care that identify and build quality, most are single-strategy approaches developed outside health care settings. There are currently no validated organisational improvement tools, designed specifically for primary health care, which combine all elements of practice improvement and whose use does not require extensive external facilitation.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Also known as "Key elements of high quality practice organisation in primary health care: what does the literature tell us?"

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Fri, 04 Jul 2014, 01:25:05 EST by Claire Jackson on behalf of Discipline of General Practice