Coordination of Care in Australian Mental Health Policy
Banfield, Michelle A., Gardner, Karen L., Yen, Laurann E., McRae, Ian S., Gillespie, James A., Wells, Robert W., Australian Health Review
Objective. To review Australian mental health initiatives involving coordination of care.
Methods. Commonwealth government websites were systematically searched for mental health policy documents. Database searches were also conducted using the terms 'coordination' or 'integration' and 'mental health' or 'mental illness' and 'Australia'.We assessed the extent to which informational, relational and management continuity have been addressed in three example programs.
Results. The lack of definition of coordination at the policy level reduces opportunities for developing actionable and measurable programs. Of the 51 mental health initiatives identified, the …
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Publication information: Article title: Coordination of Care in Australian Mental Health Policy. Contributors: Banfield, Michelle A. - Author, Gardner, Karen L. - Author, Yen, Laurann E. - Author, McRae, Ian S. - Author, Gillespie, James A. - Author, Wells, Robert W. - Author. Journal title: Australian Health Review. Volume: 36. Issue: 2 Publication date: May 2012. Page number: 153+. © Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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