Engagement of primary care practice in Australia: learnings from a diabetes care project
Rajna Ogrin, Tracy Aylen, Toni Rice, Ralph Audehm, Arti Appannah
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2019
Effective community-based chronic disease management requires general practice engagement and ongoing improvement in care models. This article outlines a case study on contributing factors to insufficient participant recruitment through general practice for an evidence-based diabetes care pilot project. Key stakeholder semi-structured interviews and focus groups were undertaken at cessation of the pilot project. Participants (15 GPs, five practice nurses, eight diabetes educators) were healthcare providers engaged in patient recruitment. Through descriptive analysis, common themes were identified. Four major themes were identified: (1) low perceived need for intervention; (2) communication o..View full abstract
The authors acknowledge the Ian Potter Foundation, H & L Hecht Trust and RDNS Charitable Trust for funding this project. Bolton Clarke received funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.