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Latest APCC Results

Diabetes Prevention and Management Wave (Wave 9)

At 14 months, the Diabetes Prevention and Management Wave (Wave 9) is seeing great improvements across all core measures.

Results of note include:

  • There has been a significant reduction in the number of patients with a diagnosis of diabetes who do not have a HBA1C recorded, dropping from 45% to below 30%.
  • By month 14, more than 4,510 Diabetes Risk Assessments (DRAs) had been completed for patients by the 37 participating practices and health services, compared to just 64 DRAs recorded at baseline. The Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK) is used to identify an individual’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes within five years.

Click here to see the full results of this Wave.

 

Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease Wave (Wave 10)

At month three, the Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease Wave (Wave 10) is seeing early improvements, including some outstanding improvements in the risk assessment and register numbers measures.

Results of note include:

  • In the first 3 months of this Wave, the 59 participating general practices and health services completed 5,498 Absolute Risk Assessments for eligible patients.
  • 2,900 more patients with chronic kidney disease are recorded on participating general practice and health service registers. Absolute risk is used to identify an individual’s risk of a cardiovascular event occurring within a five-year period.

Click here to see the full results of this Wave.

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January 05, 2015
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Vaccine System ranked in Top Four Innovations by Australian Doctor Magazine

vaccination_websmallPublished in Australian Doctor, 27 August 2014 by Amanda Sheppeard

Homegrown health-tech heroes
Meet four of Australia’s most innovative doctors in the field of health technology, from the first virtual GP service to a device that provides real-time feedback on pelvic floor exercises, these doctors reveal how their ideas became reality.

From the Hills Hoist clothesline and the glorious wine cask to the life-saving application of penicillin and the development of the bionic ear and the electronic pacemaker, Australians have been dreaming up big ideas in laboratories and backyard sheds for decades.
Despite our relative geographical isolation, Australia has an envied international reputation for its highly skilled IT workforce, and Australian doctors and health professionals are among a groundswell of everyday people identifying a need and finding the IT solution to meet it. Smart Practice meets four of them.

Improvement Foundation: The Vaccine Surveillance System

When non-profit organisation The Improvement Foundation was asked by the WA Department of Health to design and deliver a flu vaccine surveillance system, researchers and designers knew there had to be a simpler and faster process than the existing manual system.

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August 27, 2014
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Latest APCC Results

Diabetes Prevention and Management Wave (Wave 9)

At 14 months, the Diabetes Prevention and Management Wave (Wave 9) is seeing great improvements across all core measures.

Results of note include:

  • There has been a significant reduction in the number of patients with a diagnosis of diabetes who do not have a HBA1C recorded, dropping from 45% to below 30%.
  • By month 14, more than 4,510 Diabetes Risk Assessments (DRAs) had been completed for patients by the 37 participating practices and health services, compared to just 64 DRAs recorded at baseline. The Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK) is used to identify an individual’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes within five years.

Click here to see the full results to month 14 of this Wave.

Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease Wave (Wave 10)

At month three, the Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease Wave (Wave 10) is seeing early improvements, including some outstanding improvements in the risk assessment and register numbers measures.

Results of note include:

  • In the first 3 months of this Wave, the 59 participating general practices and health services completed 5,498 Absolute Risk Assessments for eligible patients.
  • 2,900 more patients with chronic kidney disease are recorded on participating general practice and health service registers. Absolute risk is used to identify an individual’s risk of a cardiovascular event occurring within a five-year period.

Click here to see the full results to month 3 of this Wave.

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June 17, 2014
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APCC Participant Survey Results – 100% Success

apccinfographic2A recent survey of past APCC participants revealed that 100% of survey respondents had applied the skills that they learnt in the program to make improvements within their organisation. While their involvement in the APCC Program had a specific topic focus, the adaptability of the APCC methodology has seen over 80% of participants have used their new QI skills to make improvements in other areas of their business ranging from accounting, general practice management, accreditation,  immunisation and more.

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April 08, 2014
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APCC – 10 Years of Results

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC) Program is the first and largest quality improvement program of its type in Australia. A summary of its key results include:

  • Improved health outcomes for more than 320,000 patients with diabetes and more than 210,000 patients with coronary heart disease.
  • 55% improvement = 35,000 more people with diabetes have their blood sugar recorded within recommended limits.
  • 85% improvement = 34,000 more people with diabetes now have their cholesterol recorded within recommended targets.
  • 55% improvement = 34,000 more people with diabetes now have their blood pressure recorded within recommended limits.
  • 3,000+ primary health care professionals trained to use quality improvement.
  • 35,000 + Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles recorded.
  • More than 340 collaboratives participants have presented to their peers at workshops.

To find out visit the APCC section of the website.

March 06, 2014
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OCHREStreams Key Results

  • Over 320 Aboriginal Medical Services registered to submit reports through OCHREStreams
  • The Improvement Foundation developed and implemented the first online reporting tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services

 

January 06, 2014
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