Health information system linkage and coordination are critical for increasing access to secondary prevention in Aboriginal health: a qualitative study

Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.
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Quality in Primary Care, 2010, 18 (1), pp. 17 - 26
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Background: Aboriginal Australians have low rates of participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR), despite having high rates of cardiovascular disease. Barriers to CR participation reflect multiple patientrelated issues. However, an examination of the broader context of health service delivery design and implementation is needed. Aims: To identify health professionalsâ perspectives of systems related barriers to implementation of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines Strengthening Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
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