Australian General Practitioners' Use of Health Information

Australian General Practitioners' Use of Health Information

Daniel Carbone (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch010
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Abstract

Over the past 30 years the health framework in which doctors and other healthcare professionals practise has changed relatively little in comparison with the enormous changes seen in transport, manufacturing, and telecommunications (Yellowlees & Brooks, 1999). In Australia, the health system, like others in developed countries worldwide, is deteriorating quickly. Productivity commission reports, parliamentary inquiries, and numerous academic papers describe the current waste and lack of focus on outcomes in our health system (Weyden & Armstrong, 2004), at a time when communities and dedicated health professionals are screaming for the resources to provide acceptable care for their communities (Jackson, 2005).

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