Evaluation of DVA’s Allied Health Treatment Cycle Arrangements
The AMA has provided to the University of Queensland its submission to the Evaluation of DVA's Allied Health Treatment Cycle Arrangements. The submission highlights that the changes, introduced in October 2019, were welcomed by the AMA as they brought a greater alignment with regular referral practices and would provide patients with improved quality of care through better coordination.
The AMA strongly supported the introduction of the Treatment Cycle as it ensures:
improved care coordination,
clinical appropriateness of services provided, and
greater stewardship of the allied health services funded by the DVA.
GPs who care for veterans are invited by the University of Queensland, which is conducting the evaluation at DVA’s request, to contribute to the evaluation by participating in an online survey.
This can be done using this survey (https://survey.qut.edu.au/f/195211/2ad4/), or through their website at https://www.qut-dva-treatmentcycles-evaluation.com/the-survey.
The online survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participants cannot be identified in any way and their decision to participate is voluntary. After completing the survey, participants will be invited to nominate to participate in a follow-up interview to discuss their opinions and experiences.
The survey will be open until 28 February 2021.