Janice Charles


A decade of Australian general practice activity 2002–03 to 2011–12

This book presents ten years of data from the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) program, and reports changes that have occurred over the decade 2002–03 to 2011–12, in the characteristics of GPs and the patients they see, the problems they manage and...
Journal article

Chronic alcohol abuse

Introduction Alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs in Australia. According to the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), about four out of five Australians aged ≥14 years consumed alcohol in the previous year, and 6.5% did so on a daily basis...

‘The kids are alright’: changes in GP consultations with children 2000–15

Examines children’s use of general practice services and the problems managed in 2000–03 and 2012–15 to determine whether their service use has been influenced by the demands associated with the management of older Australians. Summary The ageing of Australia’s population has led to a focus...

Management of childhood 
asthma in general practice

This report determines changes in childhood asthma management rates between 2004–14, and examines current medication use and level of control in children attending general practice. Background Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are recommended for children with moderate or severe persistent asthma. The aims of this paper were...