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Implementing Improvement

Gardner, K., Sibthorpe, B., Chan, M., Sargent, G., Dowden, M., & McAullay, D. (2018). Implementation of continuous quality improvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care in Australia: a scoping systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 541. doi:10.1186/s12913-018-3308-2

Larkins, S. et al (2017). The implementation gap: what is needed to ensure the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions in Indigenous primary health care? PHC Research conference, Brisbane, August 2017 (Presentation; full text available).

NACCO (2019). National Framework for Continuous Quality Improvement in Primary Health Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2018-2023.

Trask, L. (n.d.). Continuous Quality Improvement: Linking local implementation to state support and national policy. QAIHC (Presentation, includes links to videos; full text available).

Vaughn, V. M., Saint, S., Krein, S. L., Forman, J. H., Meddings, J., Ameling, J., . . . Chopra, V. (2019). Characteristics of healthcare organisations struggling to improve quality: results from a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Quality & Safety, 28(1), 74. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007573


Frameworks for Improvement

Atkins, L., Francis, J., Islam, R., O’Connor, D., Patey, A., Ivers, N., . . . Michie, S. (2017). A guide to using the Theoretical Domains Framework of behaviour change to investigate implementation problems. Implementation Science, 12(1), 77. doi:10.1186/s13012-017-0605-9

Beaton, A., Manuel, C., Tapsell, J., Foote, J., Oetzel, J. G., & Hudson, M. (2019). He Pikinga Waiora: supporting Māori health organisations to respond to pre-diabetes. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 3. doi:10.1186/s12939-018-0904-z

Damschroder, L. J., Aron, D. C., Keith, R. E., Kirsh, S. R., Alexander, J. A., & Lowery, J. C. (2009). Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science, 4(1), 50. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-4-50

French, S. D., Green, S. E., O’Connor, D. A., McKenzie, J. E., Francis, J. J., Michie, S., . . . Grimshaw, J. M. (2012). Developing theory-informed behaviour change interventions to implement evidence into practice: a systematic approach using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Implementation Science, 7(1), 38. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-38

Graham I, Tetroe JM  In: Rycroft Malone J, Bucknall T, editors. Models and frameworks for implementing evidence-based practice: linking evidence to action. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell; 2010. p. 207–22.

Kitson, A. L., Rycroft-Malone, J., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Seers, K., & Titchen, A. (2008). Evaluating the successful implementation of evidence into practice using the PARiHS framework: theoretical and practical challenges. Implementation Science, 3(1), 1. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-3-1

Meyers, D. C., Durlak, J. A., & Wandersman, A. (2012). The Quality Implementation Framework: A Synthesis of Critical Steps in the Implementation Process. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50(3-4), 462-480. doi:10.1007/s10464-012-9522-x

Newham, J., Schierhout, G., Bailie, R., & Ward, P. R. (2016). ‘There’s only one enabler; come up, help us’: staff perspectives of barriers and enablers to continuous quality improvement in Aboriginal primary health-care settings in South Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 22(3), 244-254. doi:


Improving Cultural Safety

Smith, G., Kirkham, R., Gunabarra, C., Bokmakarray, V., & Burgess, C. P. (2019). 'We can work together, talk together': An Aboriginal Health Care Home. Australian Health Review, 43(5), 486-491. doi:10.1071/AH18107


Supporting Improved Health Workforce

Deroy, S., & Schütze, H. (2019). Factors supporting retention of aboriginal health and wellbeing staff in Aboriginal health services: a comprehensive review of the literature. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18(1), 70. doi:10.1186/s12939-019-0968-4


Improving Clinical Governance

CRANAplus (2013). A clinical governance guide for remote and isolated health services in Australia (Full text available)


Evaluating Improvement

Laycock, A., Bailie, J., Matthews, V., & Bailie, R. (2019). Using developmental evaluation to support knowledge translation: reflections from a large-scale quality improvement project in Indigenous primary healthcare. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17(1), 70. doi:10.1186/s12961-019-0474-6



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