Improved diabetes services in rural Victoria using point-of-care testing

Mark Shephard, Beryl Mazzachi, Anne Shephard, Bernard Denner

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Abstract

    Due to diabetes being recognised as one of the top ten health problems for people in the rural Mallee Track region of Victoria, a project based at Ouyen entitled Diabetes Management Along the Mallee Track was initiated. Primarily using on-site point-of-care (POC) testing instruments, this involved identifying people at risk for diabetes and the establishment of an integrated, multi-disciplinary ‘one-stop’ service for the management of people with diabetes (and heart disease), including access to the local GP, diabetes educator and podiatrist in the one visit.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2005
    Event8th National Rural Health Conference: Central to Health: Sustaining Well-Being in Remote and Rural Australia - Alice Springs, Australia
    Duration: 10 Mar 200513 Mar 2005
    Conference number: 8th

    Conference

    Conference8th National Rural Health Conference
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityAlice Springs
    Period10/03/0513/03/05

    Keywords

    • Diabetes
    • Rural Victoria
    • Point-of-Care

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