Journal article

Assessing patient satisfaction in an australian primary mental health care context

K King, B Bassilios, A Nicholas, J Fletcher, L Reifels, J Pirkis

Advances in Mental Health | Published : 2014

Abstract

This paper presents the first attempt to provide a national snapshot of patient satisfaction with the Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) programme in Australia. ATAPS is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing and provides focussed psychological strategies to patients with common mental health disorders. At the time this work was done, ATAPS was managed locally by Divisions of General Practice; it is now managed by Medicare Locals. We emailed the 105 Divisions operating ATAPS inviting them to provide any survey instruments they had used to gauge patient satisfaction data, as well as any available data. Nine Divisions provided surveys and data. The content of the surveys va..

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