Articles

The work undertaken by those involved in the APCC Program is of international significance. See below for just some of the stories that have been shared in local, national and international publications.

*Please note that to comply with Australian copyright law we are only able to link to articles where we have received permission from the original source to link to their web page or to an electronic copy of their publication.

 

March 2013

Appointments 101 - how to shape a more effective appointment system

Andrew Knight & Tony Lembke, Australian Family Physician, March 2013.  To access the full article click here

 

Improving Primary Care Outcomes

Andrew Knight & Adam Phillips, Australian Pharmacist, March 2013. To access the full article click here


July 2012

 

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC) Program has been recognised for achieving large scale engagement within Australian general practice, in two articles published in the British Medical Journal; Quality and Safety.

Improving Primary Care in Australia through the Australian Primary Care Collaborative Program: a quality improvement report

This article provides a general overview of the scope and impact of the first two phases of the APCC Program, since its inception in 2004. This article was also republished in a collection of key articles on Quality and Safety by BMJ Journals.

Andrew Knight, Claire Caesar, Dale Frod, Alison Coughlin, Colin FrickBritish Medical Journal Quality & Safety,July 2012.  Click here to access full article.

 

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program: improving diabetes care

This article describes the success of GPs in improving diabetes care for more than 150,000 patients across Australia.

Andrew W Knight, Dale Ford, Ralph Audehm, Stephen Colagiuri, James Best. British Medical Journal of Quality and Safety, July 2012 To access the full article click here.


June 2012

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program: improving diabetes care

Andrew Knight, BJM Quality & Safety. Click here here to access full article.


April 2011

Measured medecine benefitting patients, reducing costs
Melissa Parke, MP for Fremantle Newsletter, Autumn 2011, p. 2

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Clinic tackles diabetes

Whittlesea Leader, 5 April 2011, p. 17


January 2011


Clinic's war on diabetes
Albert & Logan News, January 5 2011, p. 17
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Appointments - Getting it right

Andrew Knight & Tony Lembke, January 2011, Australian Family Physician
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October 2010

It's never too late

Australian Doctor, 15 October 2010, p. 52

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September 2010

A fight against time
Australian Doctor, 3 September 2010, p. 45


August 2010

Positive change for patients from Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC) Program
LungNet, August 2010, p.4

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July 2010

Outcomes evidence of program success
Australian Doctor, 23 July 2010, p. 4

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives: an Australian general practice success story
MJA, vol. 193, no. 2, 19 July 2010


June 2010

The collaboratives experiment
Medical Observer, 18 June 2010


December 2009

Quality Improvement in Action: Learning from four years of collaborative access work in Australia
Quality in Primary Care, 2009; Issue 17, p71 - 74
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Health Update: Improvement Foundation (Australia) Ltd (IF)
Quality News, Summer 2009, p24 - 25
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Are general practice networks 'ready' for clinical data management?
Australian Family Physician, Vol. 38, no. 12, December 2009, p1007
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October 2009

Bridging the Gap in Meeting Clinical Targets for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
NATSEM Report, University of Canberra

Holistic approach inspires GP of the Year
Medical Observer 9 October 2009, p 4


September 2009

Collaboratives - Team effort pays off
Australian Doctor 4 September 2009, p40
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What patients want
Australian Doctor 18 Sept 2009 p35
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August 2009

Collaboratives Program expands scope
Australian Doctor 21 August 2009, p6
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July 2009

All aboard for data blitz
Australian Doctor 3 July 2009, p42
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May 2009

APCC add new measures to practice reporting program
Pulse + IT May 2009, p20-21
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March 2009

GPs urged to measure up
Weekend Australian - Weekend Health 21-22 March 2009 p14

AGPAL turmoil over patient outcomes
Australian Doctor 27 March 2009, p3
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Last Updated 12 September 2013