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The following articles about the QAAMS Program have been published in peer reviewed national and international journals


Shephard M, Shephard A, McAteer B, Regnier T, Barancek K. Results from 15 years of quality surveillance for a National Indigenous Point-of-Care Testing Program for diabetes. Clinical Biochemistry 2017, 50: 1159-1163. Access


Shephard M, O’Brien C, Burgoyne A, Croft J, Garlett T, Barancek K, Halls H, McAteer B, Motta L, Shephard. Review of the cultural safety of a national Indigenous point-of-care testing program for diabetes management. Australian Journal of Primary Health (Online) 2015. Access                                                       


Spaeth BA, Shephard MDS, Schatz S.  Point-of-care testing for haemoglobin A1c in remote Australian Indigenous communities improves timeliness of diabetes care. Rural and Remote Health 2014; 14: 2849. Access


Shephard M. Point-of-Care Testing in Australia: The Status, Practical Advantages, and Benefits of Community Resiliency. Point of Care 2013; 12: 41-45. Access


Jones GR, Barker G, Goodall I, Schneider HG, Shephard MDS, Twigg SM. Change of HbA1c reporting to the new SI units. Medical Journal of Australia 2011; 195 (1): 45-46. Access


Shephard MDS and Gill J. The national QAAMS Program – A practical example of PoCT working in the community. Clinical Biochemist Reviews 2010; 31: 95-99. Access


Shephard MDS and Gill JP. The analytical quality of point-of-care testing in the ‘QAAMS’ model for diabetes management in Australian Aboriginal medical services. Clinical Biochemist Reviews 2006; 27: 185-190. Access

Shephard M. Clinical and cultural effectiveness of the ‘QAAMS’ point-of-care testing model for diabetes management in Australian Aboriginal medical services. Clinical Biochemist Reviews 2006; 27: 161-170. Access


Shephard MDS and Gill JP. An innovative Australian point-of-care model for urine albumin:creatinine ratio testing that supports diabetes management in indigenous medical services and has international application. Annals of Clinical Biochemistry 2005; 42: 208-215. Access


Shephard MDS and Gill J. Results of an Innovative Education, Training and Quality Assurance Program for Point-of-Care HbA1c Testing using the Bayer DCA 2000 in Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Clinical Biochemist Reviews 2003; 24: 123-131. Access

Shephard MDS and Mundraby K. Assisting Diabetes Management Through Point-of-Care HbA1c Testing - The 'QAAMS' Program for Aboriginal Health Workers. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal 2003; 27: 4: 12-18. Access