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Quality improvement activities associated with organisational capacity in general practice

dc.contributor.author Amoroso, Cheryl en_US
dc.contributor.author Proudfoot, Judy en_US
dc.contributor.author Bubner, Tanya en_US
dc.contributor.author Swan, Edward en_US
dc.contributor.author Espinel, Paola en_US
dc.contributor.author Barton, Christopher en_US
dc.contributor.author Beilby, Justin en_US
dc.contributor.author Harris, Mark en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:55:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:55:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Clinical audit is recognised worldwide as a useful tool for quality improvement. METHODS: A feedback report profiling capacity for chronic disease care was sent to 97 general practices. These practices were invited to complete a clinical audit activity based on that feedback. Data were analysed quantitatively and case studies were developed based on the free text responses. RESULTS: Eighty-two (33%) of 247 general practitioners participated in the clinical audit process, representing 57 (59%) of 97 general practices. From the data in their feedback report, 37 (65%) of the 57 practices recognised the area most in need of improvement. This was most likely where the need related to clinical practice or teamwork, and least likely where the need related to linkages with other services, and business and finance. Only 25 practices (46%) developed an action plan related to their recognised area for improvement, and 22 (39%) practices implemented their chosen activity. Participating GPs judged that change activity focused on teamwork was most successful. DISCUSSION: The clinical audit process offered participating GPs and practices an opportunity to reflect on their performance across a number of key areas and to implement change to enhance the practice’s capacity for quality chronic disease care. The relationship between need and action was weak, suggesting a need for greater support to overcome barriers. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0300-8495 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/10167
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Quality improvement activities associated with organisational capacity in general practice en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.description.publisherStatement Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1/2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Australian Family Physician en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 81-84 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 36 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Amoroso, Cheryl, Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Proudfoot, Judy, Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bubner, Tanya, University of Adelaide en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Swan, Edward, Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Espinel, Paola, Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Barton, Christopher, University of Adelaide en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Beilby, Justin, University of Adelaide en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Harris, Mark, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school Centre for Primary Health Care & Equity *
unsw.relation.school School of Population Health *
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