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Information sharing for the management of chronic conditions in primary health care: How does it work and what are the outcomes?

Lawn, Sharon; Sweet, Linda; Skinner, Timothy; Battersby, Malcolm; Delany, Toni

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The prevalence of chronic health problems is increasing across Australia. Finding ways to maximise effective use of resources in this area is particularly important given that expenditure on chronic conditions already accounts for the majority of all health care spending. Prior research indicates that chronic health problems are most effectively managed through a collaborative approach where clients and health workers from various disciplines work together to achieve defined goals. The use of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLawn, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Linda
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorBattersby, Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorDelany, Toni
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T04:35:23Z
dc.date.available2017-07-13T04:35:23Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/119233
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of chronic health problems is increasing across Australia. Finding ways to maximise effective use of resources in this area is particularly important given that expenditure on chronic conditions already accounts for the majority of all health care spending. Prior research indicates that chronic health problems are most effectively managed through a collaborative approach where clients and health workers from various disciplines work together to achieve defined goals. The use of care plans can assist in facilitating this collaboration and in fostering effective communication. To address the gaps in knowledge about how these processes are currently operating, our research investigated the information sharing processes that are used within the care planning process to identify how they work and to explore client and health worker experiences of them.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this paper is a project of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, which is supported by a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development Strategy.
dc.format.extent3 vols.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), The Australian National University.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAPHCRI Interdisciplinary and/or cross boundary primary health care research
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright.
dc.titleInformation sharing for the management of chronic conditions in primary health care: How does it work and what are the outcomes?
dc.typeReport (Research)
local.description.notesThe Australian National University's (ANU) contract with the Department of Health for APHCRI ceased on 31 December 2015 - http://aphcri.anu.edu.au/whats-on/all-news/future-aphcri-update
local.publisher.urlhttp://aphcri.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCanberra, ACT : The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), The Australian National University
local.contributor.affiliationAdelaide, SA : Flinders University
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) (2003-2015)

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