Conundrums in merging public policy into private dentistry: experiences from Australia.
Abstract Oral disease continues to be a major problem in Australia impacting quality of life, the economy and broader health system. Although the understanding of caries and periodontal disease has improved along with increased government support, oral diseases continue to be the most prevalent among all health conditions. This is despite unprecedented levels of funding in the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme and the Teen Dental Plan. Access to primary care dentistry in the private sector, where the majority of dental services are provided, remains a critical issue. Under the current system of dentistry, it cannot be...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 17, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Lam R, Kruger E, Tennant M Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Impact of the Medicare Chronic Disease Management program on the conduct of Australian dietitians.
Conclusions The CDM program creates challenges for dietitians working in primary care, including how to sustain the quality of patient-centred care and yet maintain equitable business practices. To ensure the CDM program appropriately assists patients to receive optimal care, further review of the CDM program within the scope of dietetics is required. What is known about the topic? The Australian CDM program is designed to facilitate patients to receive subsidised multidisciplinary care for CDM. Dietetics is the third most utilised allied health profession within the CDM program. What does this paper add? This paper demons...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 17, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jansen S, Ball L, Lowe C Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

A better way to do this? Views of mental health nursing directors about preparation for mental health nursing practice.
Conclusions Nursing directors are important stakeholders in educational preparation for practice in mental health settings. The research participants described many potential benefits to undergraduate specialisation. Their voice provides an important contribution to this issue. What is known about the topic? The current model of nurse education in Australia aims to prepare graduates for practice in a broad range of healthcare settings with specialisation occurring at the postgraduate level. Mental health nursing is identified as one of the least popular career options for nursing graduates, and mental health services strug...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 17, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Happell B Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Scoping study into wound management nurse practitioner models of practice.
Conclusion This study yielded important baseline information on this professional group, including data on patient problems managed, the types of interventions implemented, the resources used to accomplish outcomes and how outcomes are measured. What is known about the topic? The nurse practitioner (NP) is an established and legitimised entity of health service in Australia, with NPs in a range of specialities. To date, there is a paucity of research on the role and practice parameters of WMNP in the Australian context. What does this paper add? This paper provides important baseline information on WMNP models of practice ...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Gibb MA, Edwards HE, Gardner GE Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Mechanisms for the effective implementation of an allied health assistant trainee: a qualitative study of a speech language pathology assistant.
Conclusion The development and implementation of a new trainee SLPA role using a traineeship approach required a large amount of supervision and training input from the SLPs. However, it was perceived that these efforts were offset by the increased service capacity provided by the introduction of a trainee role and the high levels of satisfaction with the new role. What is known about this topic? Efficient delegation to assistants requires supervising staff to have a clear understanding of the roles and experience of assistants. There has been little evaluation of assistant training models to date. What does this paper add...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Nancarrow SA, Moran A, Sullivan R Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Equity in primary health care delivery: an examination of the cohesiveness of strategies relating to the primary healthcare system, the health workforce and hepatitis C.
Conclusions Actions in the primary healthcare system and health workforce strategies should be extended to additional groups beyond those listed as priority groups within the strategies. Future hepatitis C strategies should outline appropriate, detailed needs assessment methodologies and specify how actions in the broad strategies can be applied to benefit the primary healthcare needs of people with hepatitis C. What is known about the topic? Australian general practitioners in private practice are important providers of primary healthcare. The Australian federal government has policy and funding responsibility for primary...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Scarborough J, Eliott J, Miller E, Aylward P Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Discharge communication from inpatient care: an audit of written medical discharge summary procedure against the new National Health Service Standard for clinical handover.
Conclusions The introduction of the National Service Standards prompted an organisation-wide audit of discharge summary practices against the external criterion. There was substantial variation in the organisation's practices. The Standards and the current audit results highlight an opportunity for the organisation to enhance and standardise discharge summary practices and improve communication with general practice. What is known about the topic? The Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Standard 6) require health service organisations to implement documented systems that support structured and ...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 11, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Reid DB, Parsons SR, Gill SD, Hughes AJ Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Measuring waiting times for elective surgery in public hospitals.
PMID: 25470282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - December 4, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Lambrou H Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

HealthPathways: creating a pathway for health systems reform.
This article provides a short description of HealthPathways and considers what it may offer in the Australian context and some of the barriers and facilitators to implementation. What is known about the topic? Early evidence on HealthPathways suggests that the program does seem to be strengthening relationships between GPs and secondary care specialists. In New Zealand advances in efficiency and system integration have been noted. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of HealthPathways in Australia. What does this paper add? It is one of the first published papers to provide a perspective around HealthPat...
Source: Australian Health Review - December 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Robinson S, Varhol R, Bell C, Quirk F, Durrington L Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Medical leadership is the New Black: or is it?
Abstract Considerable resources are being invested in healthcare leadership development programs and there is a new requirement for leadership teaching for Australian medical students. The new attention to medical leadership may be a reaction to loss of medical status and power. There is little evidence for return on investment from such programs. It is simply not clear what kind of leadership training is needed for collaborative work to improve healthcare nor what kind of organisational structures enable productive exercise of medical leadership skills. Caution is recommended. What is known about the topic? Consi...
Source: Australian Health Review - November 27, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jorm C, Parker M Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Evaluation of pharmacy students.
Conclusion The evaluation of the rural placement program revealed that students valued their visits to rural sites and their interaction with other rural health professionals the most. What is known about the topic? Rural undergraduate student programs have been initiated as a result of several Australian government strategies to address shortages in rural health workforce. Subsequently, various rural placement programs have been integral parts of several disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, occupational therapy and pharmacy among others. To date, there are few data on pharmacy-specific placement programs a...
Source: Australian Health Review - November 27, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Khalil H, Leversha A, Walker J Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Profiling the allied health staffing of Queensland Health inpatient general rehabilitation units.
PMID: 25371998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - November 6, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Barrett C, Stephens C, Hulcombe J, McEvoy B Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Healthcare-associated infections in Australia: time for national surveillance.
PMID: 25362241 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - November 3, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Russo PL, Cheng AC, Richards M, Graves N, Hall L Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost?
PMID: 25362348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - November 3, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Laba TL, Usherwood T, Leeder S, Yusuf F, Gillespie J, Perkovic V, Wilson A, Jan S, Essue B Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Antimicrobial stewardship activities: a survey of Queensland hospitals.
Conclusions Several areas for improvement were identified: reviewing antimicrobial prescribing with feedback to the prescriber, auditing, and training and education in antimicrobial use. There also appears to be a lack of resources to support AMS programs in some facilities. What is known about the topic? The ACSQHC has recommended that all hospitals implement an AMS program by 2013 as a requirement of Standard 3 (Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infections) of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. The intent of AMS is to ensure appropriate prescribing of antimicrobials as part of the br...
Source: Australian Health Review - November 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Avent ML, Hall L, Davis L, Allen M, Roberts JA, Unwin S, McIntosh KA, Thursky K, Buising K, Paterson DL Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Admission time to hospital: a varying standard for a critical definition for admissions to an intensive care unit from the emergency department.
Conclusions Different methods are used in Australia and New Zealand to define admission time to hospital. Professional bodies, hospitals and jurisdictions should ensure standardisation of definitions for appropriate interpretation of KPIs as well as for the interpretation of studies assessing the impact of admission time to ICU from the ED. What is known about the topic? There are standards for the maximum time spent in the ED internationally, but these standards vary greatly across Australia. The definition of such a standard is critically important not only to patient care, but also in the assessment of hospital outcomes...
Source: Australian Health Review - November 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Nanayakkara S, Weiss H, Bailey M, van Lint A, Cameron P, Pilcher D Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Table of contents and advertisements.
Authors: PMID: 25376913 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - November 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Is mix of care influenced by the provider environment? A comparison of four care pathways in oral health.
PMID: 25344819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 27, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Dudko Y, Kruger E, Tennant M Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Medicare rebate for specialist medical practitioners from physiotherapy referrals: analysis of the potential impact on the Australian healthcare system.
PMID: 25338123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 23, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Byrnes JM, Comans TA Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Experiences and views of a brokerage model for primary care for Aboriginal people.
PMID: 25318845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 16, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Dennis S, Hasan I, Jackson Pulver L, Wilson I, Zwar N Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Experiencing health care service quality: through patients.
PMID: 25319046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 16, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Schembri S Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Physiotherapy-led arthroplasty review clinic: a preliminary outcomes analysis.
PMID: 25297119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Large KE, Page CJ, Brock K, Dowsey MM, Choong PF Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Aiming to be NEAT: safely improving and sustaining access to emergency care in a tertiary referral hospital.
PMID: 25297518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Sullivan CM, Staib A, Flores J, Aggarwal L, Scanlon A, Martin JH, Scott IA Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Staff perceptions of primary healthcare service change: influences on staff satisfaction.
PMID: 25283371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 6, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tham R, Buykx P, Kinsman L, Ward B, Humphreys JS, Asaid A, Tuohey K, Jenner R Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Educational and health impact of the Baume Report: ?A Cutting Edge: Australia.
PMID: 25283509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - October 6, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Hillis DJ, Gorton MW, Barraclough BH, Beckett D Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Uptake of telehealth services funded by Medicare in Australia.
PMID: 25219655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - September 15, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Wade V, Soar J, Gray L Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Implementing a working together model for Aboriginal patients with acute coronary syndrome: an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer and a specialist cardiac nurse working together to improve hospital care.
PMID: 25200319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - September 9, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Daws K, Punch A, Winters M, Posenelli S, Willis J, MacIsaac A, Rahman MA, Worrall-Carter L Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Health workforce policy and industrial relations in Australia: ministerial insights into challenges and opportunities for reform.
ve; S Abstract Since the Productivity Commission released its research report Australia's Health Workforce in 2005, there has been a significant increase in government funding and policy capacity aimed at health workforce reform and innovation in Australia. This research paper presents the results of semistructured interviews with three key stakeholders in health policy formation in Australia: (1) The Honourable Lindsay Tanner, former Federal Minister for Finance and therefore 100% shareholder of Medibank Private on behalf of the Commonwealth; (2) The Honourable Daniel Andrews, former Victorian Minister for Health...
Source: Australian Health Review - September 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Sgrò S Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Table of contents and advertisements.
Authors: PMID: 25179508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - September 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Investing in acute health services: is it time to change the paradigm?
PMID: 25164470 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - August 28, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Kerr R, Hendrie DV, Moorin R Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Trends in Australian government health expenditure by age: a fiscal incidence analysis.
PMID: 25164547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - August 28, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tapper A, Phillimore J Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

The use of social media as a ?leadership behaviour.
PMID: 25088945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - August 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Eyre H, Forbes M, Robertson G Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Models of care for musculoskeletal health in Australia: now more than ever to drive evidence into health policy and practice.
PMID: 25086678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - August 4, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Briggs AM, Towler SC, Speerin R, March LM Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

An evaluation of the quality of evidence underpinning diabetes management models: a review of the literature.
PMID: 25088795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - August 4, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Schofield D, Cunich MM, Naccarella L Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Synthesised Geriatric Assessment in the Emergency Department setting: is it NEAT?
Authors: PMID: 25055343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 24, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Impact of care coordination on Australia.
PMID: 25000849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Brophy L, Hodges C, Halloran K, Grigg M, Swift M Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Rural general physicians: improving access and reducing costs of health care in the bush.
PMID: 25000944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Quilty S, Valler D, Attia J Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Evaluation of a totally smoke-free forensic psychiatry in-patient facility: practice and policy implications.
PMID: 25000987 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Lawn S, Hehir A, Indig D, Prosser S, Macleod S, Keller A Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Senior nurse role expectations of graduate registered and enrolled nurses on commencement to practice.
PMID: 25001075 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jacob ER, McKenna L, D'Amore A Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Factors associated with re-presentation to emergency departments in elderly people with pain.
PMID: 25001231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Howard R, Hannaford A, Weiland T Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Overseas-qualified dentists' experiences and perceptions of the Australian Dental Council assessment and examination process: the importance of support structures.
PMID: 25001317 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Balasubramanian M, Brennan DS, Spencer AJ, Watkins K, Short SD Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Predicting unplanned readmission after myocardial infarction from routinely collected administrative hospital data.
PMID: 25001433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Rana S, Tran T, Luo W, Phung D, Kennedy RL, Venkatesh S Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Walan Girri: developing a culturally mediated case management model for problematic alcohol use among urban Indigenous people.
PMID: 25002100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Lovett R, Dance P, Guthrie J, Brown R, Tongs J Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Revenue effects of practice nurse-led care for chronic diseases.
PMID: 25002184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - July 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Iles RA, Eley DS, Hegney DG, Patterson E, Young J, Del Mar C, Synnott R, Scuffham PA Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

A case study in the use of evidence in a changing political context: an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service re-examines practice models, governance and financing.
PMID: 24976304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - June 30, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Gajjar D, Zwi AB, Hill PS, Shannon C Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Table of contents and advertisements.
Authors: PMID: 24913371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - June 1, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Expanding emergency department capacity: a multisite study.
PMID: 24869756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - May 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Crilly JL, Keijzers GB, Tippett VC, O'Dwyer JA, Wallis MC, Lind JF, Bost NF, O'Dwyer MA, Shiels S Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Intravascular device use, management, documentation and complications: a point prevalence survey.
PMID: 24869909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - May 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: New KA, Webster J, Marsh NM, Hewer B Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Strength in unity: the power of redesign to align the hospital team.
PMID: 24870012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - May 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Bell A, Cochrane A, Courtice S, Flanigan K, Mathur M, Wilckens D Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

Exploring in-hospital adverse drug events using ICD-10 codes.
PMID: 24870209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian Health Review)
Source: Australian Health Review - May 29, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Parikh S, Christensen D, Stuchbery P, Peterson J, Hutchinson A, Jackson T Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research