Table 3

Article analysis by category

Author and yearContextThemeType of study
Dwyer,33 2004Australian healthcare systemHealth systems strengtheningDESKTOP AUDIT
Australian states and territories
Phillips et al,21 2010Australian general practice (GP) primary careHealth Systems strengthening
(n=25 databases and 19 high-quality studies)
Systems strengthening
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Bailie et al,30 2013Primary care
Aboriginal health services
Health systems strengthening
(n=various concepts)
Promotion of systems strengthening for organisational performance through the application of stratified modelling
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Participatory Action Research (PAR) design
Bailie et al,36 2008Primary care
Aboriginal health services
Quality improvement
(n=40–50 health centres across four Australian states/territories)
Promotion of ABCDE Project as audit tools for chronic disease management
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Bailie et al,34 2010Primary care
Aboriginal health services
Quality improvement
(n=study protocols across six states/territories over 5 years)
Promotion of audit tools for indigenous health services
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Bailie et al,37 2007Primary care
Aboriginal health services
Quality improvement
(n=12 community health centres)
Promotion of ABCD tools in a CQI approach for service delivery; effective and sustainable health programmes
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Brennan et al,40 2012Australian healthcareQuality improvement
(n=41 instruments)
Instruments for CQI/team success factors
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Ralph et al,25 2013ACCHS—rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic feverQuality improvement
(n=154 participants)
CQI for improvements in clinical outcomes
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Gardner et al,35 2010ACCHS—Aboriginal health service enrolment in ABCD ProjectQuality improvement
(n=48 participants)
AUDIT TOOLS in Aboriginal health
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Marley et al,24 2012ACCHS—Aboriginal health serviceQuality improvement
(n=254 participants)
Measurement of CQI and its relationship with clinical outcomes (ie, T2D management in DAHS—Derby AHS)
CHART AUDIT
McDonald,38 2013ACCHS—Aboriginal health serviceQuality improvement
(n=8 participants)
AUDIT TOOLS in INDIGENOUS HEALTH, healthy community assessment tool and CQI
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Schierhout et al,39 2013ACCHS—Aboriginal health serviceQuality improvement
(n=12 participants)
Barriers and enablers for the update of CQI in NT, ABORIGINAL HEALTH SERVICES (ABCD Project)
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
PAR design
Buetow,20 2003Accreditation in GP in New Zealand (NZ) and AustraliaAccreditationAUSTRALIAN and NZ GP ACCREDITATION
NON-SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Elnour et al,41 2014Accreditation in GP, Australian healthcare systemAccreditation
(n=10 participants)
GP ACCREDITATION and patient safety
OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Braithwaite et al,23 2006Tertiary care and primary careAccreditation
(n=multilevel, multidiscipline, multimethod)
Hospital and primary care ACCREDITATION
PAR design
Braithwaite et al,15 2011Australian GP, aged care and acute settingAccreditation
(n=12 interrelated studies)
Twelve interrelated studies of accreditation
PAR design
  • ABCD, Audit for Best practice Chronic Disease clinical audit tool; ABCDE, The Audit and Best practice for Chronic Disease Expansion project clinical audit tool; ACCHS, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service; AHS, Aboriginal HealthService; CQI, Continuous Quality Improvement; NT, Northern Territory; T2D, Type 2 Diabetes.