Research Thesis Topic
Model of Care for People in Darling Down Region with Diabetes
Description of the clinical models to be evaluated: This innovation is based on a stepped-up approach for diabetes care. There are two main aims: A) Reduce the demand on specialist and emergency services by up-skilling primary health care to manage their patients within the community; and B) Improve patient health literacy and self-management to "close the gap" and improve health outcomes. The model incorporates four components: 1) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Care Coordination Virtual Team; 2) GP-Led Diabetes Care; 3) QAS Referral Pathway; and 4) Home Monitoring. While individual components of this project have been trialled elsewhere, it is believed that this integrated model, covering low to high need diabetics, is the first of its kind to be undertaken. This initiative (applied and translational health services research) is innovative in that it keeps people with diabetes within the local community and provides wrap around services for the most vulnerable population groups (complex needs and ATSI clients).
- School of Psychology and Counselling
- Public Health and Health Services
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