Christine Holton

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OBJECTIVES To explore the perceptions of patients with chronic conditions about the nature and quality of their care in general practice. DESIGN Qualitative study using focus group methods conducted 1 June to 30 November 2002. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING 76 consumers in 12 focus groups in New South Wales and South Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE Teamwork in primary healthcare is associated with patient care processes and staff outcomes. The ability of teams to be innovative is a hypothesized mechanism. We examined the characteristics of general practices with good team climate for innovation, and assessed the impact of climate on chronically ill patients' assessment of their care and on(More)
BACKGROUND To study health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a large sample of Australian chronically-ill patients and investigate the impact of characteristics of patients and their general practices on their HRQOL and to assess the construct validity of SF-12 in Australia. METHODS Cross sectional study with 96 general practices and 7606 chronically-ill(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of characteristics of patients and general practices with patient assessment of quality of care. DESIGN Cross-sectional multi-practice study using the general practice assessment survey. SETTING General practices in Australia. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-six general practices and 7505 chronic illness patients aged >or=18(More)
PURPOSE Linkages between general medical practices and external services are important for high quality chronic disease care. The purpose of this research is to describe the development, evaluation and use of a brief tool that measures the comprehensiveness and quality of a general practice's linkages with external providers for the management of patients(More)
BACKGROUND This article describes the development and psychometric evaluation of an interview instrument to assess provider-reported quality of general practice care for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and asthma--the Australian General Practice Clinical Care Interview (GPCCI). METHODS We administered the GPCCI to 28 general practitioners(More)
BACKGROUND Most evidence on the effect of collaborative care for depression is derived in the selective environment of randomised controlled trials. In collaborative care, practice nurses may act as case managers. The Primary Care Services Improvement Project (PCSIP) aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of alternative models of practice nurse involvement(More)
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