ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

SSCOT (formerly PIRCCO) Evaluation (2017-2018)


Marathon Health, $50,000


Associate Professor Oliver Burmeister and Associate Professor Russell Roberts

Research Theme

Rural and regional communities


This project aims to produce a program evaluation of SSCOT (Specialist Support Coordination Team), formerly known as PIRCCO (Partners in Recovering Clinical Coordination Model) using a multi-method, multi-component methodology.

This will include a comparative policy analysis; a qualitative analysis of the experience of the service; a quantitative activity outcome data comparison with national and state benchmarks; and questionnaire surveys with consumers, carers, stakeholders and service partners to investigate the effectiveness, social validity, experience of care and the barriers/enablers of care.

The project is focussed in Dubbo and the surrounding rural and remote areas serviced by the SSCOT team.


The evaluation is expected to show what has worked well for the SSCOT program and what requires further improvement.


Associate Professor Oliver Burmeister Email

Bathurst Campus

December 2017