Three key principles for the secondary use of general practice data by third parties

A decision-making support guide

Secondary use of general practice data

Data collected by general practice have a role to play in improving health outcomes in Australia by informing policy, public health initiatives, research, and service delivery.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) encourages general practices to provide data for these purposes, but it is important that this is done with careful consideration of a practice’s legal and ethical responsibilities. General practitioners (GPs) and general practice staff need to be adept at discerning to whom, when and how to provide their data for secondary use.

This document aims to help GPs and general practice staff navigate this territory by outlining three key principles.

A checklist for third parties can be found this document and general practices can provide this to entities requesting data for their consideration.  

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