Helena Britt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The Surgical Nosology In Primary-care Settings (SNIPS): a simple bridging classification for the interface between primary and specialist care
    Russell L Gruen
    Flinders University NT Clinical School and Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in Australia
    Helena C Britt
    Family Medicine Research Centre, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:72-7. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of GP billing in Australia: content and time
    Helena Britt
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Acacia House, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145
    Med J Aust 181:100-4. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Determinants of consultation length in Australian general practice
    Helena C Britt
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW 2145
    Med J Aust 183:68-71. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Presentations of 'itch' in Australian general practice
    Helena Britt
    Aust Fam Physician 33:488. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint BEACH--bettering the evaluation and care of health: a continuous national study of general practice activity
    Helena Britt
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:391-3. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Presentations of diarrhoea in Australian general practice
    Helena Britt
    University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:218-9. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Time for care. Length of general practice consultations in Australia
    Helena Britt
    AIHW General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 31:876-80. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The quality of data on general practice - a discussion of BEACH reliability and validity
    Helena Britt
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:36-40. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Current status of hormone therapy in general practice in Australia
    Clare Bayram
    AIHW General Practice and Statistics Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 33:872-3. 2004

Detail Information

Publications84

  1. pmc The Surgical Nosology In Primary-care Settings (SNIPS): a simple bridging classification for the interface between primary and specialist care
    Russell L Gruen
    Flinders University NT Clinical School and Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 4:8. 2004
    ..This paper describes the development of a bridging classification for use in the study of potential surgical problems in primary care settings, and for classifying referrals to surgical specialties...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in Australia
    Helena C Britt
    Family Medicine Research Centre, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 189:72-7. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in a sample of patients attending general practice, in the population who attended general practice in 2005, and in the Australian population...
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of GP billing in Australia: content and time
    Helena Britt
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Acacia House, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145
    Med J Aust 181:100-4. 2004
    ..To examine relations between consultation length and content, and general practitioner choice of claiming level B or C when billing consultations > 20 minutes through Medicare...
  4. ncbi request reprint Determinants of consultation length in Australian general practice
    Helena C Britt
    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW 2145
    Med J Aust 183:68-71. 2005
    ..To measure the independent effect on length of general-practice consultations of a range of characteristics of the general practitioner (GP), practice, patient and consultation, as a basis for considering future GP workforce needs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Presentations of 'itch' in Australian general practice
    Helena Britt
    Aust Fam Physician 33:488. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint BEACH--bettering the evaluation and care of health: a continuous national study of general practice activity
    Helena Britt
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:391-3. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Presentations of diarrhoea in Australian general practice
    Helena Britt
    University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:218-9. 2005
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of the Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  8. ncbi request reprint Time for care. Length of general practice consultations in Australia
    Helena Britt
    AIHW General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 31:876-80. 2002
    ..Past estimates of the length of Australian general practice consultations have been based on Medicare item numbers claimed, which carries probable serious inaccuracies...
  9. ncbi request reprint The quality of data on general practice - a discussion of BEACH reliability and validity
    Helena Britt
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:36-40. 2007
    ..The BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) program is a continuous national study of general practice activity in Australia that began in April 1998...
  10. ncbi request reprint Current status of hormone therapy in general practice in Australia
    Clare Bayram
    AIHW General Practice and Statistics Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 33:872-3. 2004
    ..This provides a backdrop against which the theme articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  11. pmc The contribution of demographic and morbidity factors to self-reported visit frequency of patients: a cross-sectional study of general practice patients in Australia
    Stephanie A Knox
    AIHW General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 5:17. 2004
    ..This study aimed to investigate the specific morbidity and demographic factors related to the frequency with which general practice patients visit a general practitioner/family physician (GP) in Australia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of computerisation on Australian general practice: does it improve the quality of care?
    Joan Henderson
    Family Medicine Research Centre, Discipline of General Practice, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Acacia House, Westmead Hospital, PO Box 533, Wentworthville, NSW 2145, Australia
    Qual Prim Care 18:33-47. 2010
    ..There is an assumption expressed in literature that computer use for clinical activity will improve the quality of general practice care, but there is little evidence to support or refute this assumption...
  13. ncbi request reprint Skin malignancies in general practice
    Salma Fahridin
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 36:984-5. 2007
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  14. ncbi request reprint Management of epilepsy in general practice patients
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:1000-1. 2005
    ..Participating general practitioners recorded the problem as 'epilepsy' in 90% of cases, while 'grand mal' was specified at about 4% of encounters and 'temporal lobe' and 'petit mal' were each specified at about 1% of encounters...
  15. ncbi request reprint Multimorbidity
    Christopher Harrison
    BPsych Hons, MSocHlth, is a Senior Research Analyst at the Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 42:845. 2013
    ..diabetes mellitus or mental health). However, the complexity of care in managing patients with multiple chronic conditions, often with competing demands, is best handled in primary care by general practitioners (GPs). ..
  16. pmc The relationship between self-reported alcohol intake and the morbidities managed by GPs in Australia
    Elizabeth M Proude
    School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Fam Pract 7:17. 2006
    ..Historically, detection rates of problem drinking have been low in general practice, producing lower prevalence estimates of heavy drinking than expected from population surveys...
  17. ncbi request reprint Presentations of headache in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:618-9. 2005
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  18. ncbi request reprint Management of inflammatory skin conditions in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:316-7. 2005
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of advertising in clinical software on general practitioners' prescribing behaviour
    Joan Henderson
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:15-20. 2008
    ..To assess the effect of pharmaceutical advertising embedded in clinical software on the prescribing behaviour of general practitioners...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mental health in general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:200-1. 2007
    ..In a separate analysis we also examine the prescribing/provision of antidepressants. This synopsis provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  21. ncbi request reprint Presentations of shortness of breath in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 34:520-1. 2005
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  22. ncbi request reprint Referrals to A&E
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:505. 2008
    ..3 per 100 compared with the BEACH average of 1.1. Patients new to the practice were seen at A&E encounters at twice the average rate (20.5 per 100 compared with 9.0 in total BEACH)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Relationship between general practitioner certification and characteristics of care
    Graeme Miller
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
    Med Care 42:770-8. 2004
    ..The introduction of mandatory or quasimandatory certification processes for general/family doctors has become common in many countries, including Australia. Whether certification effects the care provided is rarely investigated...
  24. ncbi request reprint General practice - workforce gaps now and in 2020
    Christopher Harrison
    Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 40:12-5. 2011
    ..The general practice workforce required for Australia in the future will depend on many factors, including geographic areas and patient utilisation of general practice services...
  25. ncbi request reprint Croup
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 39:269. 2010
    ..Croup was managed 276 times during that period (at 1.2% of 23 016 encounters with children in this age group). This suggests that croup is managed in general practice about 154,000 times per year nationally...
  26. ncbi request reprint EPC encounters in Australian general practice
    Julie O'Halloran
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:8-10. 2006
    ..The EPC program was introduced on 1 November 1999, and contained three major aspects of care--health assessments, care plans and case conferences...
  27. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in the older patient
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:105. 2008
    ..Women had a significantly higher rate of incontinence management than males in all age groups. However, the management rate for men rose significantly among those aged 75 years and over, compared with aged 45-74 years...
  28. ncbi request reprint Malignant neoplasms--management in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 35:760-1. 2006
    ..This synopsis provides a backdrop against which the articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  29. ncbi request reprint NESB patients
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 39:187. 2010
    ..Indigenous persons were excluded from the analysis to give a clearer picture of NESB patients of non- Australian origin. Only statistically significant differences with nonoverlapping 95% confidence intervals are reported...
  30. ncbi request reprint Indigenous patients
    Salma Fahridin
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:985. 2008
    ..1% of total BEACH encounters. We compare these encounters with all BEACH encounters...
  31. doi request reprint Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians
    Christopher M Williams
    The George Institute for International Health, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Arch Intern Med 170:271-7. 2010
    ..We aimed to describe the usual care provided by general practitioners (GPs) and to compare this with recommendations of best practice in international evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute LBP...
  32. ncbi request reprint Chronic musculoskeletal problems managed in general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:392-3. 2007
    ..This synopsis provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of the Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinical activity of overseas-trained doctors practising in general practice in Australia
    Clare Bayram
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Level 7, 16 18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, Sydney, NSW 2150, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 31:440-8. 2007
    ..These OTDs do not have Australian postgraduate training in general practice, and we know little about how they practise...
  34. ncbi request reprint Work related encounters in general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:938-9. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Insomnia
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:283. 2009
    ..Patients new to the practice and patients from non-English speaking backgrounds were under represented at insomnia encounters compared with all encounters (Figure 1)...
  36. ncbi request reprint AD(H)D
    Christopher Harrison
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:393. 2008
    ..This suggests that general practitioners manage AD(H)D about 46,000 times for this age group nationally each year...
  37. ncbi request reprint Postnatal depression in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:668-9. 2006
    ..This provides a backdrop against which the articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  38. ncbi request reprint Management of growth delay in patients aged less than 6 years
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 34:714-5. 2005
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  39. ncbi request reprint Management of cardiovascular conditions in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:410-1. 2005
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  40. ncbi request reprint Skin excisions in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:474-5. 2006
    ..This provides a backdrop against which the articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  41. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis
    Janice Charles
    University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 40:947. 2011
    ..From April 2001 to March 2011 in BEACH, multiple sclerosis(MS) was managed at a rate of 0.9 per 1000 general practice encounters, suggesting an average 98 000 multiple sclerosis general practice patient encounters per year nationally...
  42. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the general practice workforce in Australia, 1991-2003
    Janice Charles
    AIHW GP Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, Acacia House, Westmead Hospital, PO Box 533, Wentworthville, NSW 2145
    Med J Aust 181:85-90. 2004
    ..To examine changes between 1991 and 2003 in the characteristics of active recognised general practitioners in Australia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle matters
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:9. 2008
    ..The BEACH program (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) gathers information on Australian general practice activity, including the provision of advice and counselling about "lifestyle" issue...
  44. ncbi request reprint Antidepressant use
    Christopher Harrison
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 40:365. 2011
    ..This article tests this statement using 12 years of nationally representative BEACH data, which includes data on antidepressants prescribed by GPs - not just those subsidised through the PBS...
  45. ncbi request reprint Management of infertility in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:104-5. 2005
    ..This provides a backdrop against which relevant articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  46. doi request reprint Determinants of HIV testing
    Shailendra Sawleshwarkar
    Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Centre and University of Sydney, Marian Villa, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Sex Transm Infect 87:426-32. 2011
    ..To determine the characteristics of general practitioners (GPs) who test and patients who are tested for HIV in Australia...
  47. ncbi request reprint The management of chronic problems
    Julie O'Halloran
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:697. 2008
    ..For males, at least one chronic problem was managed at 40.7% of encounters. There was no significant difference in the proportion of encounters that involved management of chronic problems between males (40.7%) and females (38.7%)...
  48. ncbi request reprint The rates and management of psychological problems in Australian general practice
    Christopher M Harrison
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, P O Box 533, Wentworthville 2145, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 38:781-8. 2004
    ..This study examines current GP management of psychological problems and any changes in their management in the decade leading up to this initiative...
  49. doi request reprint Chlamydia testing in general practice in Australia
    Shailendra Sawleshwarkar
    Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Centre and University of Sydney, Marian Villa, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Sex Health 7:484-90. 2010
    ..We aimed to ascertain how frequently Australian general practitioners (GPs) test patients for chlamydia and to determine GP, patient and encounter characteristics where tests occurred...
  50. ncbi request reprint Trends in childhood illness and treatment in Australian general practice, 1971-2001
    Janice Charles
    General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Wentworthville, NSW
    Med J Aust 180:216-9. 2004
    ..To determine changes in morbidity and management of disease in children in Australian general practice...
  51. ncbi request reprint COPD
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 39:93. 2010
    ..Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was managed at a rate of 21 per 1000 encounters with patients in that age group...
  52. ncbi request reprint Bites and stings
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:861. 2009
    ..There were 114 other types of bites recorded, the most common being dog and spider bites. There were five cases of toxicity from aquatic animal stings or adverse reactions to bee stings (Table 1)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing in Australian general practice: how has it changed from 1990-91 to 2002-03?
    Ying Pan
    Australian General Practice Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, PO Box 533, Wentworthville 2145, Australia
    Respir Med 100:2004-11. 2006
    ..While the message of educators may be achieving its goal for URTI, other approaches targeting specific respiratory problems may be required to reduce antibiotic prescribing in these areas...
  54. ncbi request reprint General practitioner consultations at residential aged-care facilities
    Julie O'Halloran
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 187:88-91. 2007
    ..To describe the patients seen and the clinical activity undertaken by general practitioners during encounters at residential aged-care facilities (RACFs), and to ascertain how these differ from all GP encounters in Australia as a whole...
  55. ncbi request reprint The independent effect of age of general practitioner on clinical practice
    Janice Charles
    Australian General Practice Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:105-9. 2006
    ..To establish the extent to which general practitioner age alone explains variations in patient morbidity and treatment patterns...
  56. ncbi request reprint Encounters with indigenous patients in Australian general practice
    Janice Charles
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 34:810-1. 2005
    ..In this article we compare 'indigenous encounters' with total BEACH encounters. This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  57. ncbi request reprint The spectrum and management of otitis media in Australian indigenous and nonindigenous children: a national study
    Hasantha Gunasekera
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:689-92. 2007
    ..Indigenous children have the highest reported prevalence and severity of otitis media in the world, but whether their clinical management varies accordingly is unknown...
  58. pmc Prevalence of chronic conditions in Australia
    Christopher Harrison
    Family Medicine Research Centre, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e67494. 2013
    ..To estimate prevalence of chronic conditions among patients seeing a general practitioner (GP), patients attending general practice at least once in a year, and the Australian population...
  59. ncbi request reprint Infertility: management in Australian general practice
    Carmen Zhang
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 41:751. 2012
    ..From April 2007 to March 2012 in the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) program, infertility/subfertility was managed at 652 encounters with 534 general practitioners (1.3 per 1000 encounters)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Referrals to A&E--changes over 5 years
    Janice Charles
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 41:365. 2012
    ..85 per 1000 encounters (95% CI: 1.70-1.99). A new analysis using recent data shows that in 2008 to 2011 the general practice referral rate to A&E was significantly higher: 2.70 per 1000 encounters (95% CI: 2.48-2.92)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Allergic rhinitis
    Salma Fahridin
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:203. 2008
    ..This suggests that general practitioners manage allergic rhinitis about 619 000 times nationally each year...
  62. ncbi request reprint Patient perception of their weight, attempts to lose weight and their diabetes status
    Janice Charles
    BEACH, Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:925-8. 2006
    ..Patients' self perception of weight status is a factor to be considered before an attempt is made by the clinician to initiate weight loss behaviour...
  63. ncbi request reprint GP visits by health care card holders. A secondary analysis of data from Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH), a national study of general practice activity in Australia
    Janice Charles
    General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 32:85-8, 94. 2003
    ..Patients of low socioeconomic status are more likely to hold a commonwealth government health care card. Card holders are recipients of age, disability, unemployment or other low income pensions...
  64. ncbi request reprint Men and mental health
    Clare Bayram
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 38:91. 2009
    ..9%). Age specific rates show that psychological problems were managed most often among males aged 25-44 years (18.1 per 100 encounters with males in this age group) significantly higher than the equivalent group of females (Figure 1)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Extent and utilisation of computerisation in Australian general practice
    Joan Henderson
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 185:84-7. 2006
    ..To assess the availability of computers to general practitioners and individual GPs' use of computers for clinical functions...
  66. ncbi request reprint Influenza
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:793. 2008
    ..We examined encounters recorded between April 2003 and June 2008 to trace the relationship between uptake of influenza vaccine in BEACH and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing data on laboratory confirmed influenza...
  67. ncbi request reprint Adolescent attendances in general practice
    Clare Bayram
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:586-7. 2007
    ..This provides a backdrop against which articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  68. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:763. 2009
    ..This was marginally higher than in April 2000 to March 2002 (1.4 per 1000). We compared results from the two data periods to establish what changes had occurred...
  69. ncbi request reprint Defining chronic conditions for primary care with ICPC-2
    Julie O'Halloran
    Family Medicine Research Centre, University of Sydney, Acacia House, PO Box 533, Wentworthville NSW 2145, Australia
    Fam Pract 21:381-6. 2004
    ..With the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions, there is need for a standardized definition of chronicity for use in research, to evaluate the population prevalence and general practice management of chronic conditions...
  70. ncbi request reprint A comparison of general practice encounters with patients from English-speaking and non-English-speaking backgrounds
    Stephanie A Knox
    General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit, Acacia House, Westmead Hospital, PO Box 533, Wentworthville, NSW 2145, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:98-101. 2002
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint BMI of Australian general practice patients
    Lisa Valenti
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 35:570-1. 2006
    ..This synopsis provides a backdrop against which the articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  72. ncbi request reprint Presentations of nausea and vomiting
    Helena Britt
    AIHW Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 36:682-3. 2007
    ..This analysis of encounters where patients presented with nausea and/or vomiting between April 2000 and March 2006 provides a backdrop against which related articles in this issue of Australian Family Physician can be further considered...
  73. ncbi request reprint Trends in clinical encounters for pelvic inflammatory disease and epididymitis in a national sample of Australian general practices
    Marcus Y Chen
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney Hospital and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J STD AIDS 17:384-6. 2006
    ..Only 0.3% of encounters for PID and 1.9% of those for epididymitis resulted in hospital referral. On a population level, trends in the incidence of chlamydia-related diseases do not necessarily parallel those of reported chlamydia rates...
  74. ncbi request reprint Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:665. 2009
    ..This extrapolates to about 195,000 contacts annually across Australia...
  75. ncbi request reprint Sexual health
    Christopher Harrison
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 38:379. 2009
    ..5 contacts per 100,000 encounters, which extrapolates to about 830,000 times annually across Australia. We examine the management rate of individual sexual health problems to look for disparities between the genders...
  76. ncbi request reprint Smoking status of Australian general practice patients and their attempts to quit
    Christopher M Doran
    School of Population Health, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Public Health Building, Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006, Australia
    Addict Behav 31:758-66. 2006
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Where there is no surgeon: the effect of specialist proximity on general practitioners' referral rates
    Russell L Gruen
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina NT, 0811, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:111-5. 2002
    ....
  78. pmc Diagnostic scope of and exposure to primary care physicians in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States: cross sectional analysis of results from three national surveys
    Andrew B Bindman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    BMJ 334:1261. 2007
    ..To compare mix of patients, scope of practice, and duration of visit in primary care physicians in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States...
  79. ncbi request reprint The demand for surgery: an analysis of referrals from Australian general practitioners
    Russell L Gruen
    Flinders University NT Clinical School, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 74:863-8. 2004
    ..We aimed to describe referrals from general practitioners (GPs) to surgeons in Australia using a classification of surgical disorders developed especially for primary care settings...
  80. ncbi request reprint The management of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use problems by general practitioners in Australia
    Louisa Degenhardt
    National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Drug Alcohol Rev 24:499-506. 2005
    ..More efforts need to be directed towards assisting GPs to identify and target problematic alcohol and tobacco use among their patients...
  81. ncbi request reprint Passive smoke in Australian homes: 1999 to 2004
    Lisa Valenti
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:387-8. 2005
  82. ncbi request reprint Influencing antibiotic prescribing by prescriber feedback and management guidelines: a 5-year follow-up
    Nicholas Zwar
    Department of General Practice, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Fam Pract 19:12-7. 2002
    ..There are few long-term follow-up studies of educational programmes of this kind...
  83. ncbi request reprint Vertiginous syndrome
    Janice Charles
    Australian GP Statistics and Classification Centre, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust Fam Physician 37:299. 2008
    ..The 652 occurrences of vertiginous syndrome recorded over the 2 year period can be divided into benign positional vertigo (38.7%), labyrinthitis (31.9%), Meniere disease (17.4%) and vestibular disorders (12.1%)...
  84. ncbi request reprint Use of antidepressants by general practitioners and psychiatrists in Australia
    Peter McManus
    Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2605, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 37:184-9. 2003
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