Gary W Robinson

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OBJECTIVE To examine the trends in processes of diabetes care and in participant outcomes after an intervention in two remote regions of Australia. DESIGN Follow-up study over 3 years. SETTING Seven health centres in the Tiwi Islands and the Katherine West region of the Northern Territory. PARTICIPANTS 137 Aboriginal people with type 2 diabetes. (More)
BACKGROUND Indigenous Australians experience disproportionately high prevalence of, and morbidity and mortality from diabetes. There is an urgent need to understand how Indigenous primary care systems are organised to deliver diabetes services to those most in need, to monitor the quality of diabetes care received by Indigenous people, and to improve(More)
BACKGROUND Aboriginal people in Australia experience the highest prevalence of diabetes in the country, an excess of preventable complications and early death. There is increasing evidence demonstrating the importance of healthcare systems for improvement of chronic illness care. The aims of this study were to assess the status of systems for chronic(More)
BACKGROUND Poor housing conditions in remote Indigenous communities in Australia are a major underlying factor in poor child health, including high rates of skin infections. The aim of this study is to test approaches to data collection, analysis and feedback for a follow-up study of the impact of housing conditions on child health. METHODS Participation(More)
BACKGROUND Indigenous Australians experience disproportionately high prevalence of, and morbidity and mortality from chronic illness such as diabetes, renal disease and cardiovascular disease. Improving the understanding of how Indigenous primary care systems are organised to deliver chronic illness care will inform efforts to improve the quality of care(More)
BACKGROUND Interventions to improve delivery of preventive medical services have been shown to be effective in North America and the UK. However, there are few studies of the extent to which the impact of such interventions has been sustained, or of the impact of such interventions in disadvantaged populations or remote settings. This paper describes the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate trends in hospital admissions involving suicidal behaviour in the Northern Territory (NT) resident population over the period 2001-2013. METHODS Estimates of age-standardised rates and average changes in the annual rate of hospital admissions involving suicidal behaviour were calculated by socio-demographic characteristics and(More)
ndigenous Australians experience both high rates 1 and early age of onset 2 of type 2 diabetes. Interventions to improve the medical management of diabetes in primary care have been shown to improve process and outcomes of care. 3 However, there is limited research on the long-term effectiveness of such interventions, 4 or on the impact of broader(More)
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