Cape York paediatric outreach clinic improving access to primary care in the Cape York Peninsula region

Agostino, Jason, Heazlewood, Richard, and Ruben, Alan (2012) Cape York paediatric outreach clinic improving access to primary care in the Cape York Peninsula region. Australian Family Physician, 41 (8). pp. 623-625.

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Abstract

Some communities in remote areas of Australia differ demographically, culturally and in their heath needs from communities in the rest of the country. The population of the Cape York Peninsula region is younger than the rest of Australia, with the majority living in one of eight remote Indigenous communities. The Cape York Paediatric Outreach Program has been providing a continual paediatric service to the remote communities of Cape York since 1994. This article discusses how the service was established and how the clinic has raised the profile of children's health in the region. It describes the methods employed to tackle problems with staffing, medication delivery and the management of complex care needs.

Item ID: 23563
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: Aboriginal health, indigenous health, child health, vulnerable populations (health)
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 05:36
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health @ 50%
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