released: 2 Dec 2009 author: Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Pan Y, Valenti L, Harrison C, Fahridin S & O'Halloran J media release
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 encounters, GPs recorded 106 medications, 34 clinical treatments, 17 procedures, 9 referrals to specialists and 4 to allied health services, and ordered 46 pathology and 10 imaging tests.
ISSN 1442-3022; ISBN 978 1 74024 972 0; Cat. no. GEP 25; 198pp.; Internet only
Britt H, Miller GC, Charles J, Henderson J, Bayram C, Pan Y, Valenti L, Harrison C, Fahridin S & O'Halloran J 2009. General practice activity in Australia 2008-09. Cat. no. GEP 25. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 27 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468308>.