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released: 2 Dec 2009 author: Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Valenti L, Pan Y, Harrison C, Fahridin S & O'Halloran J media release

This report presents results from the most recent 10 years (April 1999 to March 2008) of the BEACH program, a national cross-sectional study of general practice activity. During this time 9,901 GPs provided details of almost 1 million GP-patient encounters. Readers can review changes that have occurred over the decade in the characteristics of general practitioners and the patients they see; the problems managed and the treatments provided. Changes in patients' body mass index, smoking status and alcohol use are described for a subsample of adult patients.

ISSN 1442-3022; ISBN 978 1 74024 973 7; Cat. no. GEP 26; 176pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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  1. (8 December 2009) Data for the allied health professionals for the current year 2008–09 in Table 11.1 on page 86 has been updated. Figure 4.1 on page 21 updated.
  2. (18 March 2010) Data for the ‘other’ patient characteristics (i.e. new patient to practice, Commonwealth concession card, Repatriation health card and Non- English–speaking background) for the current year 2008–09 have been corrected on page 36.

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Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Valenti L, Pan Y, Harrison C, Fahridin S & O'Halloran J 2009. General practice activity in Australia 1999-00 to 2008-09: 10 year data tables. General practice series 26. Cat. no. GEP 26. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468307>.

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