ATAPS programs have been established in Divisions across the country as part of the BOiMHC initiative. Local evaluations are contributing to a national evaluation.

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigators

Iqbal Hasan, Sanjyot Vagholkar, Nicholas Zwar

Rationale

ATAPS programs have been established in Divisions across the country as part of the BOiMHC initiative. Local evaluations are contributing to a national evaluation.

Aims

The evaluations aimed to describe the patients and providers who participated, reasons for referral, clinical outcomes of patients and patient, GP and psychologist satisfaction with the programs.

Design and Method

A mixture of quantitaive and qualitative data was collected for analysis. Quantitaive program data was obtained from Division databases in a de-identified form. This included patient demographics, reasons for referral and psychological scores. Satisfaction data was obtained from semi-structured questionnaires and interviews with patients and providers.

Key Publications

Vagholkar S, Hare L, Hasan I, Zwar N, Perkins D. Better access to psychology services in primary mental health care: an evaluation. Aust Health Rev 2006: 30(2): 195-202

Conference presentations: papers

Vagholkar S, Hasan I, Zwar N, Comino E. Evaluation of an ‘Access to Allied Health Services’ program in a rural area. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference Adelaide 26-28 July 2005

Vagholkar S, Hare L, Hasan I, Zwar N, Perkins D. Access to Allied Psychological Services - a comparison of two Division pograms. General Practice and Primary Health care Conference Perth 5-7 July 2006

Contact

Sanjyot Vagholkar Email: sanjyot.vagholkar@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Key Partners

Fairfield Division of General Practice

Funding

Fairfield Division of General Practice

Project lead centre
GP Unit
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2004
Project end date
2006