What is this survey about?

The purpose of this survey is to understand how services for allergic conditions are currently being delivered and accessed across Australia. It is part of a broader consultation process to consider whether a shared care model for allergic conditions might help to improve consumer access to care and improve the quality of that care.

The National Allergy Strategy describes a shared care model as a patient centred approach to care that uses the skills and knowledge of a range of health professionals who share joint responsibility with the patient ensuring the patient receives the right care, at the right time, from the right health professional(s), in the right place.

Of critical importance is to ensure that improving access to care through a shared care model is not at the expense of optimal care. Ensuring safety and quality standards for primary health care by using appropriate training and clearly defined referral pathways will help to ensure optimal care is maintained.

This survey aims to capture a snapshot of information as a first stage of our scoping work and is not intended to cover all attributes of a shared care model. The short background document aims to help you to understand what the National Allergy Strategy is trying to achieve, and it is suggested that you read this before completing the survey as it will help you to understand the context of the survey questions. You may also find the definitions helpful as you complete the survey.

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