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This journal article explores over-prescription of antibiotics.
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...
Since 1998, data about general practice activity in Australia has been collected, analysed and disseminated through the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program. BEACH has provided valuable information about how general practice has changed over time, the impact of policy on 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.
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are recommended for children with moderate or severe persistent asthma. The aims of...
Presents the number of new skin cancer problems managed per 100,000 encounters nationally and for each state and territory, from April 2008 to March 2013.
There is a paucity of Australian state-based data on the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC)....
This report presents results from the eleventh year of the BEACH program, a national study of general practice activity.
From April 2008 to March 2009, 1,011 general practitioners recorded data about 101,100 GP-patient encounters involving the management of 149,462 problems. For an 'average' 100...
This report looks extensively at changes in the activities of GPs from 1998 to 2008 in the light of numerous government initiatives and changes in the GP workforce and in the population.
It shows that GP activity generally correlates well with health policy initiatives...
This paper argues that an independent health body is needed to integrate Australia's fragmented national health services so they can effectively respond to changing health needs.
The paper proposes the independent health body would:
* Need to balance the short-term needs with the...
A healthy population is critical to Australia’s economic prosperity. Individuals will lead more fulfilling and prosperous lives if we can improve the current system.
Businesses will be more productive and the national economy will prosper, benefiting all Australians.
Business values a healthy, skilled...
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...