Journal article

Systems levers for commissioning primary mental healthcare: a rapid review

Carla Meurk, Meredith Harris, Eryn Wright, Nicola Reavley, Roman Scheurer, Bridget Bassilios, Caroline Salom, Jane Pirkis

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2018

Abstract

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are a new institution for health systems management in the Australian healthcare system. PHNs will play a key role in mental health reform through planning and commissioning primary mental health services at a regional level, specifically adopting a stepped care approach. Selected PHNs are also trialling a healthcare homes approach. Little is known about the systems levers that could be applied by PHNs to achieve these aims. A rapid review of academic and grey literature published between 2006 and 2016 was undertaken to describe the use of systems levers in commissioning primary care services. Fifty-six documents met the inclusion criteria, including twelve spe..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge funding received from the Victorian Primary Health Network Alliance for this work. Carla Meurk receives salary support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (GNT1041131).