Marumali is an innovative service delivery model aiming at improving the accessibility of mainstream health care services by the Australian Indigenous community.

Project Short Title

Marumali

Project Number

RM05857

Project Status

Completed Projects

Project Coordinator

Iqbal Hasan

Chief Investigators

Nicholas Zwar, Ian Wilson

Associate Investigators

Sarah Dennis, Iqbal Hasan

Rationale

Marumali is an innovative service delivery model aiming at improving the accessibility of mainstream health care services by the Australian Indigenous community. An evaluation is essential to examine the effectiveness of the model in achieving the desired outcomes. The findings of the evaluation will provide guidance for future policy directions in relation to health care for the Australian Indigenous population.

Aim

The evaluation is an action research model and assessing the Service in terms of accessibility, equity, effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, capacity, support and participation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) community and cultural security.

Design and Method

The evaluation is using a mixed method approach. The data elements include de-identified patient demographic and service utilization data from Marumali and Medicare claim data. Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with all the parties involved with the Service.

Contact

Nicholas Zwar Email: n.zwar@unsw.edu.au

Funding

Macarthur Division of General Practice

Project lead centre
Project lead centre
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2008
Project end date
2012