Please refer to the disclaimer before reading the case studies.
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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