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PHCRIS contributes to improved primary health care policy and practice by increasing the exchange of information and knowledge about Australian primary health care research, evaluation and development. We use Scoop.it to highlight resources that report on the achievements of the 9 APHCRI Centres of Research.Excellence.
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Relationship of dental practitioners to rural primary care networks

Relationship of dental practitioners to rural primary care networks | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

Associate Professor Tony Barnett is the Director of the University Department of Rural Health at the University of Tasmania and a Chief Investigator with the APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care (CRE).

 

Barnett is leading the CRE project into the relationship of dental practitioners to rural primary care networks in towns large enough to have a physician and pharmacist, but not large enough for a dentist.

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Network of Centres of Research Excellence

Network of Centres of Research Excellence | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

In April 2013 the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) held its third annual get-together of its Centres of Research Excellence Network (the Network). The day was highly successful with a focus on:

finalising a protocol between the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and the Network for developing ‘responsive research solutions’developing a new Network Knowledge Exchange Reporting and Accountability Frameworkimproving the two-way flow of knowledge between policy-makers and researchers.

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CRE in Urban Aboriginal Child Health: Using research to build capacity and improve service delivery in Aboriginal primary care

CRE in Urban Aboriginal Child Health: Using research to build capacity and improve service delivery in Aboriginal primary care | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The CRE in Urban Aboriginal Child Health is examining data on children attending four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in New South Wales in order to identify factors influencing the health of urban Aboriginal children. Consultations with the ACCHSs have resulted in an initial focus on ear health, speech and language delay issues, obesity and housing conditions.

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A quality improvement tool for primary health care

On Wednesday 24th April, 2013 the APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems hosted a webinar for Practice Managers. Dr Lisa Crossland presented an overview of a quality improvement tool designed specifically for general practice.

Published on Apr 29 2013

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Rural oral health policy

Rural oral health policy | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The recently established APHCRI Centre for Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care is already producing results. Associate Professor Erica Bell and Dr Len Crocombe, from the University Department of Rural Health at the University of Tasmania, compared over 125 000 oral health research abstracts, published between 2000–2012, with eight OECD national oral health policy documents.

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TeleMAGDA: A telephone-based version for women after gestational diabetes

TeleMAGDA: A telephone-based version for women after gestational diabetes | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems, are currently developing a telephone-based intervention for postpartum women with a history of gestational diabetes. The intervention is based on an existing diabetes prevention program for postpartum women, Mothers After Gestational Diabetes (MAGDA), developed by another team at the Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health.

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New website for REFinE-PHC

New website for REFinE-PHC | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The Centre of Research Excellence in the Finance and Economics of Primary Care (REFinE-PHC) has launched its new website <refinephc.org.au/>. Their work explores key questions about the effect of the incentives inherent in primary health care funding in Australia, and how this can be improved.

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Improving primary oral health care access for community-dwelling elderly Australians

Improving primary oral health care access for community-dwelling elderly Australians | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The Australian population is ageing and people tend to keep their teeth into old age. This is associated with problems of tooth wear, tooth fracture, root caries and pulpal necrosis. The APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Oral Health Care is undertaking a project under the supervision of Professor Kaye Roberts-Thomson, a Director of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health at the University of Adelaide, to assess the long-term success rate of screening questions used by physicians and nurses linked to priority dental care in maintaining general health.

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Large System Change in Health Care

On Monday September 3, 2012 the APHCRI CRE in Primary Health Care Microsystems hosted a seminar on "Large System Change in Health Care" presented by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh.

Published on Sep 24 2012

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REFINE-PHC at the Health Service & Policy Research Conference, Wellington NZ

REFINE-PHC at the Health Service & Policy Research Conference, Wellington NZ | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

Members of the Centre for Research Excellence in the Finance and Economics of Primary Care (REFinE-PHC) were busy presenters at the Health Services Research and Policy Conference held at the beginning of December 2013 in Wellington, New Zealand. Taking advantage of data from the CRE’s survey investigating consumer attitudes to primary care services and what influences choice of provider, members of the CRE gave both oral and poster presentations on what patient, GP, and service-related factors influence bulk billing (Richard De Abreu Lourenco), the uptake of innovations such as electronic rebate lodgement, HealthDirect, and EHealth (Marion Haas), and choice of GP and whether this varies by individual health and demographic factors (Patsy Kenny).

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The COMPaRE-PHC website & e-newsletter

The COMPaRE-PHC website & e-newsletter | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care (COMPaRE‑PHC) aims to inform primary health care policy and practice in the prevention and management of obesity in disadvantaged populations across Australia. This year, the Centre launched its website: <compare-phc.unsw.edu.au>. The website contains information for professionals interested in the management and prevention of obesity in primary health care, whether they are involved in health care, health promotion, research or policy development.

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Oral health care in residential aged care facilities

Oral health care in residential aged care facilities | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The Centre for Research in Primary Oral Health Care has a project based in Western Australia investigating the different perceptions regarding oral health of residents in residential aged care facilities, and barriers and enablers to oral care.

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Development and national trial of the primary care practice improvement tool (PC-PIT)

Development and national trial of the primary care practice improvement tool (PC-PIT) | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

While there have been many tools developed for quality improvement in hospital-based settings, few have been designed specifically for the complex environment of general practice and primary health care. Most improvement activities are single-strategy approaches and there is presently no standardised approach to improving practice performance.

The APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Primary Health Care Microsystems Stream 1 team in collaboration with several partners are working on the development and validation of a quality improvement tool designed by primary health care, for primary health care

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Patient safety guideline (manual) for the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives

Patient safety guideline (manual) for the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

Patient safety is a major concern for both policy-makers and the public, especially after the release of To Err is Human and An Organisation with a Memory. The APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems team are using a systematic approach to develop a patient safety guideline (manual) for the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC). Usually a Collaborative is based on an existing guideline but no guideline exists for patient safety.

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In a maternity shared-care environment, what do we know about the patient paper hand-held and electronic health record?

In a maternity shared-care environment, what do we know about the patient paper hand-held and electronic health record? | APHCRI Centres of Research Excellence | Scoop.it

The paper hand-held maternity record (PHR) has been widely used as a tool to facilitate communication between the hospital, community general practitioners (GP) and a pregnant woman. The APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems, University of Queensland, MMH and GPs participating in an aligned share care arrangement, are collaborating to determine what is known about the PHR and the EHR in practice.

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Patient and Consumer Perspectives of Safety and Quality in General Practice

A presentation by Centre of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care Microsystems Masters student, Andrea Hernan. It outlines the literature review, methodology, preliminary findings and conclusions for her project.

Published on Feb 3 2013

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Translating research into practice: A beginner's guide to Implementation Science

Dr Shelley Wilkinson AdvAPD
NHMRC TRIP Fellow/Senior Research Dietitian -- Maternal Health, Mater Health Services/Mater Medical Research Institute and CRE in Primary Health Care Microsystems Chief Investigator presents "Translating research into practice: A beginner's guide to Implementation Science.
Published on Sep 24, 2012

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APHCRI Centre of Research Excellence round 3 information session

The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute held an Information Session for prospective applicants for funding to establish Centres of Research Excellence in primary health care. Applications for this third round of Centres of Research Excellence will open in early November 2011. Up to five new Centres of Research Excellence will be awarded funding to commence research in 2013. Each Centre is expected receive a grant of around $2.5m over four years.

APHCRI's Centres of Research Excellence aim to produce relevant research and enhance primary health care research capacity. They are expected to focus on the priority areas identified by the National Primary Health Care Strategy.

APHCRI's Centres of Research Excellence are required to be a collaborative effort between two or more separate institutions. At least one of the collaborating institutions must not be a previous recipient of APHCRI funding.

Uploaded on Nov 14, 2011

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