An ethnographic study was performed in two GP Super Clinics (GPSCs) between June 2011 and July 2012 to explore the evolution of organisational and clinical routines relating to collaborative care of chronic illness. 

Project Status

Completed Projects

Project Coordinator

Mark Harris

Chief Investigators

Grant Russell

Other Team Members

Gawaine Powell Davies, Nicholas Zwar, Riki Lane, Jenny Advocate (Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit, School of Primary Health Care, Monash University) Elizabeth Bardoel (Department of Management, Monash University)

Rationale

GP Super Clinics (GPSC) are a key component of Australia’s National Primary Health Care Strategy. They have been designed to improve access, promote inter-professional care, and optimise chronic disease management .

Aim/s

To explore illustrate the evolution of organisational and clinical routines relating to collaborative care of chronic illness  in the context of GP Super Clinics (GPSCs).

Design and Method

An ethnographic study was performed in two GP Super Clinics (GPSCs) between June 2011 and July 2012. A social scientist  analysed practice documents, conducted semi-structured interviews with clinicians, practice staff and management, observed management meetings, clinical and administrative activities and administered a quantitative survey. Interviews were conducted with 15 practice members at one GPSC and 16 at the second.  Analysis used a constant comparative approach.

Contact

Mark Harris Phone: 02 9385 8384 Email: m.f.harris@unsw.edu.au

Key Partners

Monash University

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Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
June 2011
Project end date
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