Review of interprofessional practice models for impact on health service inequities

Carey, Melissa ORCID: and Taylor, Melissa (2019) Review of interprofessional practice models for impact on health service inequities. In: Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference: Addressing Health Service Inequities to Improve Health Systems Performance (HSRAANZ 2019), 4-6 Dec, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand.


The purpose of this research was to systematically analyse the evidence of impact of Interprofessional Practice Models (IPM) on reducing health service inequities in community care for diverse ageing populations. The review informs best practice models through evidence based findings, informing future proposed Health Care Service policy and practice initiatives in community aged care throughout Australia and New Zealand.

A systematic review of the literature using quantitative and qualitative research databases and health service reviews was conducted. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and MetaAnalyses (PRISMA) framework was utilised to guide evidence for inclusion in the review. NVIVO software was utilised to code and extract themes from the literature.

Lessons Learned
A diverse range of international interprofessional education models seek to reduce inequities in diverse populations, however there is little evidence of how this translates into interprofessional practice within community settings. It is clear that shared goals and a business practice model that supports an interprofessional approach is necessary to have impact on health service inequities. There is a need to improve collaborative practices between social care providers and health care professionals, and to more clearly define team member roles.

The implications for Health Service change to achieve national and international health priorities of equity in health care services for diverse ageing populations are significant. The current lack of implementation evidence for best practice makes finding a way forward difficult. This systematic review provides an evidence base for
future policy and management initiatives to inform practice.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 01:51
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 06:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interprofessional practice, health service, equity
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420305 Health and community services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920206 Health Inequalities
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing

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