Organisational capacity and chronic disease care: an Australian general practice perspective.

Judith Proudfoot, Fernando Infante, Christine Holton, Gawaine Powell-Davies, Tanya Bubner, Justin Beilby, Mark Harris

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Abstract

Although we are rapidly improving our understanding of how to manage patients with chronic illness in Australian general practice, many patients are still receiving suboptimal care. General practices have limited organisational capacity to provide the structured care that is required for managing chronic conditions: regular monitoring, decision support, patient recall, supporting patient self management, team work, and information management. This requires a shift away from episodic, acute models. Overseas research has shown that areas such as team work, clinical information systems, decision support, linkages and leadership are also important in managing chronic illness, but we do not know which of these are most important in Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume36
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Proudfoot, J., Infante, F., Holton, C., Powell-Davies, G., Bubner, T., Beilby, J., & Harris, M. (2007). Organisational capacity and chronic disease care: an Australian general practice perspective. Australian Family Physician, 36(4), 286-288.