There is a range of publications that provide information for health services about specialist clinics in Victoria.
Information for health services
Policies, guides and plans
Non-admitted specialist services in Victorian public hospitals: Access policy
Non-admitted care funding stream
Resources and reports
New: The Victorian Endoscopy Categorisation Decision Support Tool
The Victorian Endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) Categorisation Decision Support Tool has been developed jointly by the Melbourne University's Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. The Decision Support Tool provides automated clinical prioritisation (including if a procedure is recommended) when assessing a patient referred for an endoscopy procedure. The Decision Support Tool is based on the Victorian Endoscopy Categorisation Guidelines available for download below.
To use the tool, simply click here input your patient’s details and receive the categorisation result and rationale. Both colonoscopy and gastroscopy modes of operation are implemented within the one tool. The tool can also be accessed by cut and pasting the following link to your browser https://endocatvic.net.au/endoscopy-categorisation/.
The Endoscopy Categorisation Decision Support Tool should be used in conjunction with clinical judgement.
Colonoscopy categorisation guidelines
Colonoscopy categorisation guidelines 2017
Explanatory notes for the Colonoscopy categorisation guidelines 2017
Colonoscopy referral information
Development process for the colonoscopy categorisation guidelines and referral information
Gastroscopy categorisation guidelines
The Gastroscopy categorisation guidelines for Victorian patients
The referral information form for referring clinicians for the Gastroscopy guidelines
Explanatory notes to assist clinicians for the Gastroscopy guidelines
Process document for developing the Gastroscopy guidelines
Specialist clinics in Victorian public hospitals: A resource kit for MBS-billed services February 2011
Information for patients
The department has developed a consumer brochure about specialist clinics in public hospitals: Information for patients brochure - English - June 2010
This brochure is also available in a number of community .
Consumer information about specialist clinics is also available on the Better Health Channel.