Standards for general practices

Introduction to the Standards for general practices (5th edition)

Evidence-based standards

      1. Evidence-based standards

Last revised: 24 Feb 2023


Evidence-based standards

The Standards are based on the best available evidence of how general practices can provide safe and quality healthcare to their patients.

This evidence is based on two sources:

  • Relevant studies
  • Level IV evidence (where studies are not available). Level IV evidence is otherwise known as evidence from a panel of experts. To ensure that this Level IV evidence is as robust as possible, the Standards have been tested by Australian general practices and consumers, overseen by an expert committee consisting of GPs, academic GPs and nurses, practice managers, and consumer representatives.