Primary health care is the entry level to the health system and is usually a person’s first encounter with the health system. It includes a broad range of activities and services that are delivered outside the hospital setting—from health promotion and prevention, to treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions.

The primary health care workforce is large and diverse, and includes general practitioners, nurses, and a range of allied health professionals such as chiropractors, optometrists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

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For the first time over 5,700 general practices around Australia contributed to this new data collection on 10 measures

64% of regular clients aged 65 years+ had a record of influenza vaccination in the previous 15 months in their GP record

49% of 45-74 years old regular clients with no CVD had 4 risk factors recorded in GP record to allow CVD risk assessment