Tag Archives: health services research

Scaling up maternal and child health interventions in low and middle income countries

The USAID funded Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) increased access to health promoting and life-saving interventions in over 50 countries between 2008 and 2014. A program of this size offers a unique opportunity for learning lessons about what …

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Videoconferencing between rural patients and urban specialists finally here

It started with a passing comment.  My GP told me to wait in another office because the usual one was being used for a SKYPE consult between a local patient and a Perth specialist.  ‘Really? How long have you being …

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National eHealth programs, dead philosophers and the power of case studies

A brilliant paper by Trisha Greenhalgh, Jill Russell, Richard Ashcroft and Wayne Parsons in The Milbank Quarterly here (unfortunately behind a paywall) contrasts the world view of project managers with the messy reality of implementation in specific communities. They start …

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The next challenge for Aboriginal antenatal care

In the last week I have returned to some interviews done by Glenda Taylor and other colleagues at CURCH. Aboriginal women were asked about their experiences with antenatal services at Aboriginal medical services, private general practitioners and hospitals. The research …

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Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Program Evaluation

Five organisations received funds from the Western Australian government to improve Aboriginal people’s health.  The organisations were based in some of the most under-serviced communities in the state. They were encouraged to work in partnership with Aboriginal people and other …

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