General Practice Activity in Australia 2011-12

General Practice Activity in Australia 2011-12

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The book provides a summary of results from the 14th year of the BEACH program, a continuing national study of general practice activity in Australia. From April 2011 to March 2012, 984 general practitioners recorded details about 98, 400 GP-patient encounters, at which patients presented 153, 218 reasons for encounter and 152, 286 problems were managed. For an 'average' 100 problems managed, GPs recorded: 70 medications (including 57 prescribed, six supplied to the patient and seven advised for over-the-counter purchase); 11 procedures; 24 clinical treatments (advice and counselling); six referrals to specialists and three to allied health services; orders for 31 pathology tests and seven imaging tests. A subsample study of more than 31, 000 patients suggests prevalence of the following measured risk factors in the attending adult (18 years and over) patient population: obesity - 27%; overweight - 35%; daily smoking - 15%; at-risk alcohol consumption - 25%. One in four people in the attending population had at least two of these risk factors. A companion publication, A decade of Australian general practice activity 2002-03 to 2011-12 is also available.It also shows the extent to which clinical treatments were used for each problem, and the relationship between the use of a ... Of the contacts with acute stress reaction where a clinical treatment was provided, 88.3% did not result in concurrent medication ... Per cent of Per cent of problems Rate per 100 Per cent treated with clinical encountersa€œ) 95% 95% of this problems no Problem managed Numberanbsp;...

Title:General Practice Activity in Australia 2011-12
Author:Britt, Helena, Miller GC, Henderson J, Charles J, Valenti L, Harrison C, Bayram C, Zhang C, Pollack AJ, O'Halloran J, & Pan Y
Publisher:Sydney University Press - 2012-11-26


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