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Practice Experience Program is a self-directed education program designed to support non vocationally registered doctors on their pathway to RACGP Fellowship
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The Red Book provides the general practice team with guidance on opportunistic and proactive preventive care
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Compliance arrangements for Medicare changed on 1 July 2018
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Advice and guidelines for GPs and practice teams to help protect general practice information systems
Read all of the RACGP reports and submissions on various healthcare topics
Read all of the RACGP position statements on various healthcare topics
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The Secondary use of general practice data provides decision-making support to assist you and your practice staff to decide whether it is appropriate to release de-identified healthcare data at the request of an external organisation.
A definition of terms used throughout this guide is available at the end of this document.
In health care, the primary source of data is through clinical care delivery to patients and when this data is used outside of the general practice setting, for purposes other than which it was originally collected, it is referred to as 'secondary use of data'.
Health information collected as part of delivering clinical care can be used for secondary purposes. It includes such activities as research, quality and safety measurement, provider certification or accreditation and marketing.
The introduction of electronic health records has enabled data to be collected as part of routine clinical care.
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Secondary use of general practice data (PDF 675 KB)