A new report identifies specific health service access needs of people from refugee backgrounds and proposes a service model for delivering primary care.
An international team of academics and refugee health experts led by Professor Grant Russell (Southern Academic Primary Care Research Unit), conducted research to develop a new framework for the delivery of accessible and coordinated primary health care for refugee populations in Australia.
The study recommends an enhanced model of consumer-focused primary health care in all regions of significant refugee settlement. The model provides initial care by generalist refugee focused primary health care services, engages qualified interpreters, uses health case management, is delivered to refugees at low or no cost and supports continuing care by mainstream primary health care services.
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