This review aimed to identify promising models for transfer of care initiatives in Australia that have been designed and implemented with an Aboriginal perspective to meet the needs of Aboriginal communities. These initiatives aim to improve transfer of care for Aboriginal patients to and from hospital care and back to primary care (GP and community). The reviews findings are reported under: studies focusing on transfer of care, studies focusing on care pathways, and early intervention principles. Specific programs focusing on different health conditions are summarised, and barriers and facilitators to success were identified and included. The review was commissioned by the Agency for Clinical Innovation who have identified improving transfer of care for Aboriginal people as a priority to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people.


Moore G, Dawson G, Gao C. Transfer of care programs focusing on Aboriginal people: a Rapid Evidence Summary brokered by the Sax Institute for the Agency for Clinical Innovation, 2018.

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