Health service changes to address diabetes in pregnancy in a complex setting: perspectives of health professionals.
R Kirkham, JA Boyle, C Whitbread, M Dowden, C Connors, S Corpus, L McCarthy, J Oats, HD McIntyre, E Moore, K O'Dea, A Brown, L Maple-Brown, undefined NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership
BMC Health Serv Res | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have high rates of gestational and pre-existing type 2 diabetes in pregnancy. The Northern Territory (NT) Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership was established to enhance systems and services to improve health outcomes. It has three arms: a clinical register, developing models of care and a longitudinal birth cohort. This study used a process evaluation to report on health professional's perceptions of models of care and related quality improvement activities since the implementation of the Partnership. METHODS: Changes to models of care were documented according to goals and aims of the Partnership and reviewed annually by the P..View full abstract