Journal of Health Organization and Management: Volume 33 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Selected research from the 10th Health Services Research Association “Shifting Priorities: balancing acute and primary care services”

Guest Editors: Suzanne Robinson

Utilisation patterns of privately funded mental health services in Australia

Joanna Khoo, Helen Hasan, Kathy Eagar

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to present patient-level utilisation patterns of hospital-based mental health services funded by private health insurers; and…

Creating sustainable health care systems: Agreeing social (societal) priorities through public participation

Peter Littlejohns, Katharina Kieslich, Albert Weale, Emma Tumilty, Georgina Richardson, Tim Stokes, Robin Gauld, Paul Scuffham

In order to create sustainable health systems, many countries are introducing ways to prioritise health services underpinned by a process of health technology assessment…


Hypertension and diabetes management: a policy perspective from Ghana

Mark Fordjour Owusu, Arindam Basu, Pauline Barnett

The purpose of this paper is to assess policy and management of hypertension and diabetes in Ghana.

Do nurse navigators bring about fewer patient hospitalisations?

Louisa G. Gordon, Amy J. Spooner, Natasha Booth, Tai-Rae Downer, Adrienne Hudson, Patsy Yates, Alanna Geary, Christopher O’Donnell, Raymond Chan

Nurse navigators (NNs) coordinate patient care, improve care quality and potentially reduce healthcare resource use. The purpose of this paper is to undertake an…

Successfully developing advanced practitioner roles: policy and practice mechanisms

Tara Officer, Jackie Cumming, Karen McBride-Henry

The purpose of this paper is to lay out how advanced practitioner development occurs in New Zealand primary health care settings. The paper specifically focuses on…


Clinicians as novice facilitators: a SIMPLE case study

Adrienne M. Young, Heather H. Keller, Rhiannon Barnes, Jack J. Bell

The purpose of this paper is to advance understanding about the facilitation process used in complex implementation projects, by describing the function of novice…

Providing high-quality fundamental care for patients with acute abdominal pain: A qualitative study of patients’ experiences in acute care

Rebecca Feo, Frank Donnelly, Åsa Muntlin Athlin, Eva Jangland

Globally, acute abdominal pain (AAP) is one of the most common reasons for emergency admissions, yet little is known about how this patient group experiences the delivery…

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