released: 8 Jul 2009 author: Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Valenti L, Fahridin S, Pan Y, Harrison C, Bayram C, O'Halloran J & Henderson J media release
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 and clinical guidelines, notably with Type 2 diabetes and the control of asthma and high blood cholesterol levels. In some areas, however, there is less evidence of an effect so far. The report also raises some potential concerns about the costs from the continued rapid growth in orders for pathology testing and the overall challenge for the GP workforce in dealing with an ageing population with complex needs. Edited by Britt H and Miller GC.
ISSN 1442-3022; ISBN 978 1 74024 934 8; Cat. no. GEP 24; 308pp.; Internet only
Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Valenti L, Fahridin S, Pan Y, Harrison C, Bayram C, O'Halloran J & Henderson J 2009. General practice in Australia, health priorities and policies 1998 to 2008. Cat. no. GEP 24. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468257>.