Using demographic data to improve care


A general practice improves the recording of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status

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Since we started routinely asking all patients if they identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, the number registered has gone from one to 300 (over a four-year period). Recording this in the practice software demographic section enables our practice nurses to optimise the intake of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package.

Dr Michael Fasher, GP and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Sydney

 


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