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Table 1 WSICP Strategies

From: Integrating health care in Australia: a qualitative evaluation

WSICP StrategiesDescription
Care FacilitatorsEmployed by the WSLHD to liaise between patient, general practice, hospital and other services to assist in supporting and coordinating services for patients
Information Technology (IT)Initiatives to improve sharing of information between hospital and community sectors
Shared Care PlansDeveloped in general practices and shared with hospitals, community health providers and patients via a “Linked Electronic Health Record (EHR)”
Specialist Action PlansProvided at hospital discharge and intended to inform patients and general practitioners about care in complex situations and where treatment is changing frequently
GP Support LineProvides General Practitioners (GPs) with faster access to hospital specialists including referral to rapid access clinics as required
Rapid Access and Stabilisation Service (RASS) ClinicsProvided to reduce unnecessary hospital admission and re-admission and including Patient Hotlines to facilitate patient access to the clinics
HealthPathwaysOnline access for GPs to referral and other health service information
Support Payments to General PracticesTo facilitate patient enrolment and care planning
Promotion of Patient Centred Medical HomeSupport for general practices to lead multidisciplinary teams that provide comprehensive coordinated care especially by improving efficiency and use of information technology. Training to expand staff roles in practices.
Communication between WSICP and non-WSICP ServicesConnecting better between hospital and other government and non-government services for patient needs.