Journal article

Factors associated with relational coordination between health professionals involved in insulin initiation in the general practice setting for people with type 2 diabetes

Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, John Furler, Doris Young, Elizabeth Patterson, Irene Blackberry



AIM: To examine associations between characteristics of general practice settings and primary healthcare providers (general practitioners and practice nurses) and the degree of relational coordination for the task of insulin initiation for type 2 diabetes between primary healthcare providers and diabetes specialists. BACKGROUND: Relational coordination is a component of effective chronic disease management and can be used to measure collaboration and communication between health professionals. High levels of relational coordination may be important to support insulin initiation in general practice. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Surveys were completed by general practitioners and pr..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant Application: APP1023738). The Stepping Up study is also supported by an educational/research grant by Roche Diagnostics Australia Pty Ltd, the RACGP Foundation RACGP/Independent Practitioner Network Pty Ltd (IPN) Grant and receives in-kind support from Sanofi. JF is supported by an NHMRC/PHCRED Career Development Fellowship. JMN is supported by an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship.