Chronic diseases: brief interventions

Judd, Jennifer (2009) Chronic diseases: brief interventions. In: Struber, Janet, (ed.) CARPA Standard Treatment Manual: A Clinic Manual for Primary Health Care Practitioners in Remote and Rural Communities in Central and Northern Australia. Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (CARPA), Alice Springs, NT, pp. 216-219.

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Health services should have resources available to provide treatment and follow-up for health checks. Adult Health Check Indigenous people 15-54 years, non-Indigenous people 46-74 years. Risk factors and problems assessed - Chronic diseases and cardiovascular risk - Common conditions often missed in routine health care delivery - STIs - Women's cancers Organisation of Adult Health Check depends on clinic and community wishes and resources. Options include - Community screening, eg. health weeks - Opportunistic screening of individuals - Targeted screening - certain groups, eg. age groups or diseases Health checks should ideally be performed by same-sex practitioner and always in a private area. Screening fom1s and a population register are helpful. Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Health Assessment forms may be useful.

Item ID: 16672
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-646-52349-1
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Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 04:13
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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