The Rheumatic Fever Strategy had several elements that included National Partnership Agreements with the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The specific objectives of the evaluation included:
- How well individual states and territories established and maintained their dedicated statewide patient registers, and how well they facilitated and supported clinical practice including the recall of patients.
- How well individual state and territory registries and control program activities improved the provision of clinical care, including the delivery and patient adherence to secondary prophylactic antibiotics.
- How individual state and territories delivered education and training for providers, individuals, families and communities.
- How individual states and territories support national monitoring through the reporting to the national coordination unit.
How well the National Coordination Unit interacted with individual state and territory ARF and RHD control programs.