Standards for general practices

Core module

Introduction to Core Standard 5

        1. Introduction to Core Standard 5

Last revised: 24 Feb 2023

Core Standard 5

Clinical management of health issues

Our practice provides care that is relevant to the patient and consistent with best available evidence.

Australia’s current primary healthcare systems base their practices on the best available evidence. This recognises that, in the absence of properly conducted clinical trials or other evidence of equal or greater reliability, peer group consensus may be an accepted level of evidence and may be the best available evidence at the time.

It is important that:

  • practitioners can exercise clinical autonomy in decisions that affect clinical care
  • you provide practitioners with access to up-to-date clinical information, and have appropriate processes in place to support practitioners.