BACKGROUND TO THE MSOAP-ICD
The Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program – Indigenous Chronic Disease (MSOAP-ICD) guidelines partner the MSOAP-ICD Policy Framework.
1.1 Aims and Objectives of the MSOAP- ICD
The aim of the MSOAP–ICD measure is to increase access to a range of health services, including expanded primary health care, provided to people in rural and remote Indigenous communities for the treatment and management of chronic disease.
The MSOAP-ICD measure will focus service delivery in outreach locations on the following chronic conditions:
• Cardiovascular disease;
• Chronic respiratory disease;
• Chronic renal (kidney) disease; and
The objectives of the MSOAP-ICD measure are to:
• support health professionals to provide outreach services to rural and remote
• increase the range of services offered by visiting health professionals to detect,
manage and prevent chronic disease more effectively;
• foster the collaboration between health services in the local Indigenous community
and visiting health professionals to target the delivery of essential treatment to
patients with chronic disease;
• improve ongoing management and continuity of patient care;
• provide up-skilling opportunities in the outreach location; and
• work with communities to build knowledge and support informed self-care.