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Table 1 The podiatric services involved in this study

From: The foot-health of people with diabetes in a regional Australian population: a prospective clinical audit

Organisation Podiatric Service Source of Funding Aims of Funding Podiatry FTE Service category within model
Bendigo Services Community Health Home and Community Care (HACC) Frail-aged and disabled people.
Example case: an older or disabled person who is living independently in the community
3.7 Community
   Early Intervention Chronic Disease (EICDM) Early intervention for management of chronic disease 0.6  
   Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Medicare funded initiative that includes allied health services to enhance preventative health care for people with chronic conditions. Example case: a person with diabetes living independently in the community 0.4  
Bendigo Health Rural Health Team Home and Community Care (HACC) Frail-aged and disabled people 2.8  
   Rural Primary Health Service (RPHS) Integrated primary care for chronic disease in rural and remote areas.
Example case: a person with diabetes residing in a rural area0.2
Foot Clinic
Victorian Ambulatory Classification System (VACS) Prevention of readmission
to hospital for known co morbidity. Example case: a person with a previous admission to hospital due to a diabetes-related foot problem
0.4 Sub-acute
  Inpatient Rehabilitation Casemix Rehabilitation
and Funding Tree (CRAFT)
Provide rehabilitation post. Lower limb amputation to optimise patient function and independence.
Example case: a person with diabetes undertaking inpatient rehabilitation inpatient following a lower limb amputation
  Acute hospital Hospital Admissions Risk Program (HARP) Reduce risk of re-hospitalisation/emergency department presentation in people with chronic diseases and complex needs.
Example case: a person currently admitted to hospital with a diabetes- related foot problem
0.2 Acute
  Acute hospital Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Inpatient care of chronic conditions associated with aging, cognitive dysfunction, chronic illness or loss of functional ability. Example case: an elderly person admitted to hospital who has diabetes 0.2