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Table 3 Characteristics of models of PHC for refugees and their corresponding evaluated components

From: A narrative synthesis of the impact of primary health care delivery models for refugees in resettlement countries on access, quality and coordination

Main characteristics Evaluated components of the models List of studies
Service context Organisational Specialist service Ford et al. 1995
Part of a hospital Sypek et al. 2008; Samaan 2004
Location Urban Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health 2011; Grigg-Saito et al. 2010; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Sheikh & MacIntyre 2009; Smith 2009; Birman et al. 2008; Fox et al. 2005; Eytan et al. 2002; Western Region Health Centre 2001; Mitchell 1997; Clabots and Dolphin 1992
Rural Gould et al. 2010; Sypek et al. 2008
State Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Samaan 2004
Partnerships Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Smith 2009; Samaan 2004; Western Region Health Centre 2001
Media Sheikh & MacIntyre 2009
Clinical model Case management Robson 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Smith 2009; Birman et al. 2008 Samaan 2004; Cheng et al. 2011; Western Region Health Centre 2001; Mitchell 1997
Care planning Cheng et al. 2011
Outreach Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Grigg-Saito et al. 2010; Smith 2009; Birman et al. 2008; Kelly 2008; Pottie & Hosland 2007; Goodkind 2005; Samaan 2004; Mitchell 1997; Ford et al. 1995
Health checks Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; O’Donnell et al. 2007
Referral pathways Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Samaan 2004; Western Region Health Centre 2001; Ford et al. 1995
Workforce Specialised workers (refugee nurses) Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Smith 2009; Kelly 2008; O’Donnell et al. 2007; Western Region Health Centre 2001
Training (cross-cultural) Grigg-Saito et al. 2010; Pottie & Hosland 2007; Western Region Health Centre 2001
Bilingual workers, interpreters Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Grigg-Saito et al. 2010; Smith 2009; Birman et al. 2008; Fox et al. 2005; Goodkind 2005; Samaan 2004; Eytan et al. 2002; Barrett et al. 2000; Mitchell 1997; Ford et al. 1995; Clabots and Dolphin 1992
Students and volunteers Cheng et al. 2011; Pottie & Hosland 2007; Goodking 2005; Samaan 2004
Cost to clients No-cost or subsidised Gould et al. 2010; Kelly 2008; Samaan 2004; Ford et al. 1995
Health Services Screening/prevention Robson 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Gould et al. 2010; Geltman and Cochran 2005; Samaan 2004; Ford et al. 1995
Mental health Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Companion House 2009; Birman et al. 2008; Sypek et al. 2008; Fox et al. 2005; Goodkind 2005; Samaan 2004; Barrett et al. 2000
Dental health Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health 2011; Robson 2011; Gould et al. 2010; Smith 2009; Kelly 2008; Samaan 2004
Physical: general practitioner, eye, maternal and child health, infectious disease/immunisation Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health 2011; Robson 2011; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Sheikh & MacIntyre 2009; Kelly 2008; Samaan 2004; Western Region Health Centre 2001; Ford et al. 1995
Allied health Cheng et al. 2011; Robson 2011; Smith 2009; Samaan 2004; Western Region Health Centre 2001
Medical specialist referral Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health 2011; Robson 2011; Gould et al. 2010; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Mitchell 1997
Health education Robson 2011; Sheikh & MacIntyre 2009; Smith 2009; Pottie and Hosland 2007; Mitchell 1997; Clabots and Dolphin 1992
Non-health services Transport Gould et al. 2010; Smith 2009; Birman et al. 2008; Kelly 2008; Samaan 2004;
Housing Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health 2011; Sypek et al. 2008; Mitchell 1997
Education and information Cheng et al. 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Gould et al. 2010; Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations 2009; Smith 2009; Pottie & Hosland 2007; Western Region Health Centre 2001; Mitchell 1997; Clabots and Dolphin 1992
Patient advocacy Robson 2011; Department of Health and Human Services 2010; Smith 2009; Birman et al. 2008; Kelly 2008; Samaan 2004; Mitchell 1997