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General practice

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Family medical centres
General practitioners
Health clinics
Medical centres
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Navigating telehealth: the patients' perspective

The rapid uptake of telehealth in Australia during the pandemic has been life-changing for many patients. This report is intended to contribute to health system decisions, design, implementation and evaluation of telehealth to maximise the benefits, avoid the pitfalls, and encourage equitable access.
Report

Patient power: unleashing choice over routine medications

This report finds that many patients are not fully aware of the level of control they are entitled to when it comes to choosing medication. It suggests that pharmacists could play a greater role in the patient care pathway to support patients make choices about...
Report

Characteristics and outcomes associated with carers in Central and Eastern Sydney aged 45 years and over

Care is fundamental to family life and our community wellbeing. This study looked at a group of more than 30,000 people in the Central and Eastern Sydney region who were recruited to the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study around 2008, and have been followed...
Report

General Practice: health of the nation 2020

This report gives a unique overview of Australian general practice, while also addressing the impact of COVID-19 on general practice and patients.
Report

Experiences in health care for people with chronic conditions

This report explores the experiences that patients with chronic conditions have with their health providers, particularly with respect to whether or not GPs and other specialists consistently communicated in a respectful and attentive way.
Briefing paper

Optimising healthcare through specialist referral reforms

The specialist referral system is a key operational component of the Australian health system. This briefing argues that moving towards a health service model that places a greater emphasis on the appropriateness of the referral above the profession of the referrer is necessary to bring...
Report

How might COVID-19 affect the number of GPs available to see patients in England?

This report examines how many GPs currently practising in England are likely to be at high personal risk from COVID-19.
Position paper

The effective and sustainable adoption of virtual health care

As part of the COVID-19 response, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) was extended to support the wide-scale provision of health care by telehealth. With Australians more open to using technology in health care, this has led to optimism across the sector that there will be...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Peter Dutton oversimplifies increase in elective surgery, GP waiting times

Opposition health spokesman Peter Dutton claims that under the Labor Government, Australians are waiting longer to see their GP and waiting longer for elective surgery.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Kristina Keneally says out-of-pocket costs to visit a GP have gone up 25 per cent under the Coalition Government. Is she correct?

A tweet by Labor Senator Kristina Keneally claims that, under the Morrison government, out-of-pocket costs to visit a GP are up by 25 per cent and out-of-pocket costs to visit a specialist are up by 40 per cent due to the Medicare freeze.