General Practice Activity in Australia 2010-11

General Practice Activity in Australia 2010-11

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The book provides a summary of results from the 13th year of the BEACH program, a continuing national study of general practice activity in Australia.From April 2010 to March 2011, 958 general practitioners recorded details about 95, 800 GP-patient encounters, at which patients presented 149, 005 reasons for encounter and 146, 141 problems were managed. For an 'average' 100 problems managed, GPs recorded: 69 medications (including 56 prescribed, seven supplied to the patient and six advised for over-the-counter purchase); 11 procedures; 23 clinical treatments (advice and counselling); six referrals to specialists and three to allied health services; orders for 30 pathology tests and six imaging tests.A subsample study of more than 31, 000 patients suggests prevalence of measured risk factors in the attending adult (18 years and over) patient population were: obese - 27%; overweight - 35%; daily smoking - 15%; at-risk alcohol consumption - 25%. One in five people in the attending population had at least two of these risk factors.A companion publication, A decade of Australian general practice activity 2001-02 to 2010-11 is also available.When extrapolating measured change over the decade to national estimates, we: a€c divide the a#39;rate per 100 encountersa#39; of the selected event for 2001a€“02 by 100, and then multiply by the total number of general practitioner service itemsanbsp;...

Title:General Practice Activity in Australia 2010-11
Author: Britt Helena, Miller Graeme C, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Pan Y, Valenti L, Harrison C, O'Halloran J, Zhang C & Fahridin S
Publisher:Sydney University Press - 2011

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