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Developing the guidelines for preventive care - two decades of experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20369139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice (the 'red book') are now more than 20 years old. Therefore it is an important juncture to reflect on their appropriateness and implementation, and how they can be improved in future editions. OBJECTIVE: This review analyses the guidelines and their development against criteria identified by the AGREE collaboration to ensure the quality and applicability for use in Australian general practice. DISCUSSION: The 'red book' is widely accepted as supporting the provision of preventive care and is now a key element of the quality system in Australian general practice. This independent guideline has rigor, relevance and applicability to general practice. However, its impact on practice could be improved by broader consultation and by using a wider range of means for dissemination and implementation. This needs to be informed by more rigorous evaluation of its implementation and impact on practice.
Mark F Harris; Linda Bailey; Teri Snowdon; John Litt; Jane W Smith; Beres Joyner; John Furler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-06     Completed Date:  2010-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Family Practice
Guidelines as Topic*
Preventive Medicine / standards*

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