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Establishing a new model of integrated primary / secondary care based around general practice: a case study of lessons learned and challenges

Claire Jackson , Maria Donald , Anthony Russell , H David McIntyre


This case study describes the development and implementation of an innovative integrated primary-secondary model of care for people with complex diabetes. The aim of the paper is to present the experiences of clinicians and researchers involved in implementing the ‘Beacon’ model by providing a discussion of the contextual factors, including lessons learned as well as challenges and solutions. ‘Beacon’ type models of community care for people with chronic disease are well-placed to deliver on Australia’s health care reform agenda and this commentary provides rich contextual information relevant to the translation of such models into policy and practice.

AH16147  Accepted 14 March 2017

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