Your browser has 'Cookies' disabled, alert boxes will continue to appear without this feature.

Putting prevention into practice (Green Book)

Targeting

  • Ask your patients about their prevention needs and priorities (see Appendix 4)
  • The Practice Prevention Inventory (see Appendix 1) can help your practice assess its current performance in prevention
  • Use case note audits to identify areas for improvement
  • Use your practice team’s knowledge and your patient register to identify practice prevention priorities (Table 5)
  • Speak to your division of general practice about accessing population health data168,169
  • Use or adapt a set of priorities and/or activities identified by reputable sources (eg. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, RACGP SNAP guideline, National Institute of Clinical Studies).

Group

Target activity

Measure

Example

Patients

Health behaviours

Prevention activities due or performed Adherence?

Practice Prevention Questionnaire, Auckland Lifestyle Questionnaire, Lifescript assessment survey

GPs and practice staff

Practice infrastructure

Inventory of implementation activities in the practice setting

Practice Prevention Inventory, SNAP inventory

Division/state

Prevention activities, partnerships with community organisations

Programs and activities

Division of general practice needs survey (www.healthpromotion. act.gov.au)

 

Health needs

Morbidity, disadvantage, health needs

CD DATA 2001 (ABS 2003), division needs survey

National

Divisions of general practice activities

Membership activities, infrastructure

Divisions of general practice annual survey (PHCRIS 2004) (www.phcris.org.au)

 

Immunisation levels

Childhood immunisation coverage

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (www1.hic.gov.au/general/ acircirghome)

 

Range of health needs

Surveys, reports

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (www.aihw.gov.au), National Institute of Clinical Studies (www.nicsl.com.au)

 

Aboriginal health issues

Reviews of programs, resources

Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin (www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/ frames.htm),
Aboriginal health check (www.health.gov.au/internet/ wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/ health-epcatsiinfo.htm/$FILE/sffahc.pdf)

Table 5. Needs assessment tools

SEARCH THIS GUIDELINE

Advertisement

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Contact Us

General Inquiries

General Enquiries

Opening hours 8:00 am-8:00 pm AEST

1800 4RACGP

1800 472 247 | +61 (3) 8699 0300 (international)

Payments

Payments

Pay invoices online

RACGP automated payment service: 1800 198 586

Follow us on

Follow RACGP on Twitter Follow RACGP on Facebook Follow RACGP on LinkedIn


Healthy Profession. Healthy Australia Logo

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) ABN 34 000 223 807
RACGP House, 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia

Terms and conditions | Privacy statement
Sponsor conditions | Delegate conditions