Table 2

Condense and convert to a programme feature (exemplar case study)

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Stokoe et al21Conway et al22Crilly et al23Arendts et al24Codde et al25Shanley et al26Arendts and Howard27Arendts et al28Identified programme features
Has sufficient access to GPs (ie, GPs are able to make unscheduled visits and when they do come, they allow for sufficient consultation time)Reduce the number of GPs who come to RACF and running regular GP clinics at RACF for all residentsStreamline processes: reduce the amount of paperwork involved for GPs and provide flexibility for GPs to treat residents when they become unwellGPs need to be willing or able to spend the time to undertake the assessment and follow-up of their sick patients that are necessary when the patients are not transferred to hospitalNeeds timely visit by GPs for acute cases when nurses call them
  • Timely and sufficient access to GPs, such that GPs are able to make unscheduled visits and when they do come, they allow for sufficient consultation time

  • Suggestions identified:

    • reduce the number of GPs who come to RACF and running regular GP clinics at RACF for all residents

    • streamline processes: reduce the amount of paperwork involved for GPs and provide flexibility for GPs to treat residents when they become unwell

  • GP, general practitioner; RACF, residential aged care facility.